July 22, 2019
The CT Farm Energy Program is pleased to announce Welcome to the Connecticut Farm Energy Best Management Practices Guide. This guide is intended for all Connecticut farmers who are interested in reducing their energy costs. Inside, you will find a mix of low-cost or no-cost tips you can implement immediately, plus information about equipment upgrades you may wish to consider.
A farm energy audit can help you further determine which equipment is the best choice for your operation. An audit will include an estimate of how much energy and money you can save with specific equipment based on your usage patterns and costs. At the end of this guide, you will find resources for an energy audit, as well as funding sources to help cost share energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to you farm.
This guide was developed by EnSave, Inc. on behalf of the Connecticut Farm Energy Program (CFEP) which is a program of Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc., with support from USDA Rural Development and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Past project support has been provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. CFEP works in partnership with Energize CT (administered by Eversource, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Connecticut Natural Gas), CT Energy Efficiency Board, Eversource, United Illuminating, CT Green Bank, UConn Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Connecticut Farm Bureau, New England Farm Energy Collaborative and other related organizations.
Funding for this Best Management Practices Guide was made possible by a USDA Rural Development RBDG Grant.
View the guide here.