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ITRC Report No. R 08-002.  Charles M. Burt and Daniel J. Howes

Irrigation District Energy Survey

Sponsor: California Energy Commission PIER
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This survey was completed by ITRC on behalf of the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.  The purpose of the survey was to establish a benchmark for the present status of the pumping systems used by agricultural water districts in California and to determine the districts' needs.  The needs discussed involve technical assistance, research grant and low-interest loan funding, and district-related policy issues.  Thirty agricultural water districts were selected for the survey.  These districts were selected based on energy use per acre of irrigated area, size, geographic location, and distribution infrastructure.


Burt, C.M. and D.J. Howes  2008.  Irrigation District Energy Survey.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 08-002. 35 pp.

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