Farm energy conservation and energy audits using smart meters

Authors: Clarke, S
Description: Energy Conservation and Energy Audits on the Farm Names: Steve Clarke This paper will discuss the energy saving that farmers can achieve by doing energy audits and implementing energy management opportunities. The paper will focus on specific areas of the farm's energy systems such as ventilation, space and hot water heating, and lighting. It will highlight how to reduce energy costs by a mix of retrofits and installation of new technologies. Energy benchmarks will be described using smart meter data. Energy audits in Ontario have resulted in an average savings of $2100/farm per year, or $21,000 over 10 years. It is estimated that through energy audits that Ontario
Keywords: smart meters,energy conservation,benchmarks
Technical field: technical_fields_app2
Session name: Building and structures
Date: 2012
Identifier: CSBE12009
Coverage: Canada

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