It’s official – Pacific Power says Walker Brothers is a wattsmart business!
What does that mean and how did we become “wattsmart” certified? To begin with, the wattsmart Program is group of programs and incentives offered by Pacific Power and Light to businesses to help them become more energy efficient. Programs range from updating old HVAC systems in existing buildings to updating pumps and water distribution systems for agriculture. As you can see, they’re trying to make it easy for businesses of all shapes and sizes to curtail some of their power usage, which in the end benefits us all.
Walker Brothers participated in an energy efficiency program for commercial and industrial customers. Through Pacific Power’s Energy FinAnswer Program, we installed variable frequency drives on two of our potato storage cellars. As you may be aware, potato cellars can use a lot of energy, and with variable frequency drives (VFD) installed we will be able to cut down a little on our electricity bill. Along with energy savings, hopefully the VFDs will cut down on the where and tear of the heating and cooling equipment in those cellars!
If you’ve looked at our Sustainable Farming Pages, you know and understand our commitment to sustainable ag and doing things that will not only help the environment when possible, but also help us continue farming in the long run. Cutting down on our energy consumption partnered with the savings from it is just another way we’ll be able to remain profitable while leaving less of an impact on our local environment. We recommend checking out Pacific Power’s wattsmart Program to see how you can save energy – and money.