Farmers in PG&E’s service territory are being encouraged to take advantage of a unique program designed to save them water and lower their energy bills.
The Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program at Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology provides pump testing – many at no cost to farmers – and information on how improve pump performance. The goal is to maximize pump efficiency because efficient pumps use less energy. (For more money-back solutions for PG&E’s agricultural customers, click here.)
So far, about 25,000 pump tests have been conducted and more farmers are expressing interest as word spreads about PG&E’s program partnership with Fresno State.
In this video story, Currents gets a close-up look at the pump testing taking place in a growing number of fields and talks to farmers about the program.