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Irrigation System Components and Potentials for Energy Conservation





ITRC Report No.

R 11-003



35 pages

  Sponsor California Energy Commission  

Full Reference

Burt, C.M.  2011.  Irrigation System Components and Potentials for Energy Conservation.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.






On-site electricity conservation in irrigation can be accomplished through a series of general steps.  The primary focus of the agricultural energy conservation programs of the utilities has been to improve the efficiency of the pumping plant.  In general, the electric utilities have provided or subsidized pump testing, along with some form of rebate for replacement or repair of pumps. There are, of course, other irrigation-related aspects of energy conservation.  However, this report focuses on on-site electricity conservation in the field. 





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