Wy'East's Energy Efficiency Program
Wy'East specializes in Agricultural Energy Efficiency.
Our Energy Efficiency Program helps producers save water, energy, and maybe most importantly - money. To help producers realize those savings, we assist in getting grants and incentives to offset the cost of energy-efficiency upgrades.
Energy efficiency is the least expensive source of new energy in the agricultural sector. Even operations considering renewable energy systems (such as solar power) should implement energy efficiency measures first to prevent the over-design of those systems.
The Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program is funded by a combination of fee for service contracts, and grants. A.) The program is administered by nonprofit RC&D Councils (RC&Ds). Wy'East staff works with agricultural producers and their electric cooperatives to identify, develop and get funding for agricultural energy efficiency measures. Wy'East acts as the producer's advocate in saving water, energy, and money.
The benefits for agricultural producers can include:
Establish eligibility for funding programs.
Gather field data.
Advise growers about grants and incentives.
Measure and verify results.
CURRENT NEWS & EVENTS
Oregon Snow Survey data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) so far this year indicates record low amounts of snowpack throughout the state. This equates to a high potential for drought conditions and low flows in many streams this year. Low flows can impact the way you operate your farm or ranch. USDA has put together a website to help you with Drought Assistance. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/or/home/?cid=nrcseprd334210
USDA NRCS updated the Oregon Snowpack Summary, please click on pdf document below for a full view of the critical water concern for the State of Oregon.