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Environmental Services works closely with numerous Federal and State agencies, Tribes, landowners, and the public to protect and recover endangered species, protect and preserve our cultural resources, and reduce impacts to wetlands, air, water, and the human environment.
BPA's agricultural sector offers a range of programs and measure opportunities to help customer utilities serve their agricultural consumers and meet their energy-efficiency goals. The agricultural sector offers a number of measures, including Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) for pumps, irrigation pump testing and system analysis, irrigation hardware upgrades, LED lighting, and custom project opportunities for dairies and wineries. Below are the highlights of BPA's agricultural program offers. Visit the Energy Efficiency Implementation Manual for full measure details.
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the controlled substances list and retained USDA regulation of hemp production. USDA issued an interim rule governing production of industrial hemp on October 29, 2019. This rule requires states and tribal entities to submit a plan for USDA approval prior to implementation. Based on this change in the rules governing hemp, BPA will no longer exclude hemp and hemp associated load from our energy-efficiency program in states where such activities have received USDA approval.
As of January 1, 2022, all states within the BPA service territory have USDA-approval for hemp production. For more detailed information, please navigate to these support documents.
Heaters are often used to prevent freezing conditions in pump houses and stock tanks during cold winter months. Thermostatic controls manager operation of those heaters to ensure they prevent freezing pipes and tanks, and do not operate when freezing conditions have passed.
With nearly 1,600 wineries and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest creating world-class wine, wineries are the fastest growing segment within the agriculture community. Energy-saving enhancements such as lighting upgrades, HVAC improvements, pipe insulation, compressed air system upgrades, refrigeration, and strategic use of pump, fan, and compressor VFDs are all eligible opportunities to save energy.
With more than 1,100 dairies in the Pacific Northwest, dairies are very keen on keeping their assets at peak performance. Energy-saving enhancements such as lighting upgrades, VFD-driven compressed air, VFDs on pumps, wastewater treatment, heat exchangers and refrigerators are all opportunities to save energy.