RC&D Councils are local, non-profit conservation collaborations, working with conservation districts and other partners to bring Save Water Save Energy program services to their local communities. Contact your local RC&D or Save Water Save Energy representative today and find out how you can save money and conserve vital natural resource today!
We work to serve as the producers advocate to help improve energy efficiency on site. Our goal is to keep farmers farming!
Whether you’re a producer or a utility, the RC&D is your Partner in making energy and water saving projects happen.
In agriculture, saving water usually means saving energy. By saving water and the energy used to get it to crops, producers can reduce costs, increase irrigation uniformity, reduce fertilizer waste, and in some circumstances, improve crop yield. Very often, efficiency projects have additional benefits like extended equipment life and reduced repair and labor costs.
While the majority of agricultural efficiency projects are related to making irrigation more efficient, additional efficiency opportunities exist for lighting, livestock tanks, and motors. For details on agricultural efficiency measures click on the Efficiency Measures tab above.
BPA and public utilities in the Northwest recognize that energy efficiency is the premier low-cost source of new energy, and work together to provide customers with incentives and opportunities to reduce energy waste.
Between 2010 and 2014, BPA expects to acquire 20 average megawatts (aMW) from agricultural sector utility programs. BPA supports agricultural energy efficiency programs with financial incentives to utilities. To see additional grants and incentives that your RC&D can help you with, click on the Incentives tab.
For highlights of specific projects click on the Regional Projects tab above.
Partnering with your local RC&D will help you achieve your efficiency goals by using their existing relationship with local producers and stakeholders to identify and develop agricultural efficiency projects in your territory. For more information on Save Water Save Energy program benefits to utilities and how to contact your local RC&D, click on the RC&D tab above.