Agriculture

Farming is a tough business. You can’t control the weather or markets, but you can control your energy use — and reap serious savings. Our agricultural and grow house experts have experience finding ways to help farmers and growers save time, energy, and money.

Reap Rebates in Farming Operations

Start Saving With a Free Energy Audit

You work hard every day — let energy efficiency lighten the load. Our agriculture energy experts will complete a thorough audit of your current energy usage and find opportunities for you to improve your energy efficiency. PSO offers rebates to help lessen the costs of energy efficiency improvements to livestock and dairy farms, greenhouses, crop farms, indoor agriculture, and on-farm processing facilities.

The best part? If you make the recommended upgrades, we’ll reimburse you for the cost of the energy audit. Scheduling an energy audit is a win-win.

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Ag Equipment Upgrades

Lighting

Receive rebates for reducing your lighting costs by as much as 80% by replacing inefficient lighting with LED lamps and fixtures. Here’s how:

  • Replace high-pressure sodium (HPS), compact fluorescent (CFL), or incandescent lamps used in animal production operations with LED screw-in lamps.
  • Replace HPS and Metal Halide fixtures used for horticulture and exterior lighting with efficient LED fixtures.
  • Replace inefficient T8 and T12 fluorescents with LED tube lamps or LED fixtures.
Ventilation Fans/VFDs

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)-controlled fans provide optimal aeration for grain bin drying and storage. Install energy-efficient ventilation fans or configure your old, inefficient ones with a new VFD, and you’ll save energy and earn rebates for the overall reduction in kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Irrigation Pump and Pump Tune-ups

Make energy-efficient improvements to your irrigation system and save an average of 25% to 30% off operational costs. Install a VFD on a new or existing irrigation system, and perform a pump tune-up to save energy and earn rebates for reducing your kW and kWh.

Milk Pre-Cooler

Reduce your milk-cooling costs by as much as 60% with an upgraded milk pre-cooler.

Indoor Commercial Horticulture

Why should you upgrade to energy-efficient equipment?

By moving production indoors, commercial and industrial growers can produce crops at scale for maximum impact — with higher yields and shorter grow cycles, no matter the climate. Indoor horticulture — or controlled environment agriculture (CEA) — is an energy-intensive endeavor. To create the optimal growing conditions, artificial lighting, heating, cooling, and dehumidification must mimic the ideal outdoor environment favored by each crop.

Let PSO help you find more energy-efficient ways to optimize growing conditions and lower operational costs.

Which upgrades can help you save?
  • LEDs should be implemented where artificial light is needed to supplement sunlight.
  • Lighting controls increase the effectiveness of light by controlling photorespiration and photosynthesis.
  • Efficient HVAC and dehumidification equipment is critical to help prevent high utility bills.
Rebate Requirements
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Let us help you determine which upgrades are best for your business. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your project with one of our energy experts.

Indoor Commercial Cannabis and Hemp Grow Operations

Why should you upgrade to energy-efficient equipment?

Lighting, HVAC, and dehumidification equipment upgrades are often the best — and easiest — way to make energy-efficient improvements to your grow facility. PSO offers licensed growers rebates for the installation of energy-efficient equipment at new and existing indoor grow facilities. Rebates are available for commercial indoor or greenhouse grow operations.

Which upgrades can help you save?
  • LEDs should be implemented where artificial light is needed to supplement sunlight.
  • Lighting controls increase the effectiveness of light by controlling photorespiration and photosynthesis.
  • Efficient HVAC and dehumidification equipment is critical to help prevent high utility bills.
Rebate Requirements
  • Must be a Commercial or Industrial PSO Customer.
  • Project must be in a physical building, not in a mobile unit.
  • All LED grow lighting, dehumidifier, and custom projects must receive pre-approval before equipment can be purchased and installed.
  • For grow lighting upgrades, complete the Grow Lighting Summary Form.
  • For dehumidifier upgrades, complete the General Project Summary Form.
  • For HVAC equipment, work with your Service Provider to receive a rebate through a Participating Distributor.

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