Pumping up Energy and Water Savings
Bonneville Power Administration and Northwest public utilities are working together to increase energy savings in the agricultural sector. This video showcases how farmers in Terrebonne, Ore., recently used financial incentives from BPA and Central Electric Cooperative to upgrade their line-shaft turbine and irrigation pump, affectionately known as Big Bertha, by installing a variable frequency drive. The VFD helped the Van Akens and Grossmans save energy, water, fertilizer and maintenance costs. Contact your local electric utility or local resource conservation and development council to find out what energy and water saving programs are available in your area.