Farm Energy Audits
The Natural Resources Conservation Service offers on-farm energy audits through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Following are the general steps you would go through to participate in the program:
Below is a link to the NRCS program page:
FSWCD staff member Jessica Guritz is a certified “Energy Management Plan Data Collector” for the TSP company Ensave. In our experiences so far, we have found this company very friendly and easy to work with.
FSWCD greatly encourages farmers with substantial energy usage to consider this program! It could save you a lot of money!
Chena Hot Springs Renewable Energy Fair
FSWCD participates in this energy fair every August and provides hands-on activities for children, as well as useful conservation and energy related information for adults.
Promotion of Affordable Energy
The FSWCD board drafted a letter that was sent to the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Alaska legislation, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and other key individuals promoting the expansion of the gas line to agricultural areas in interior Alaska (when the gas line comes to Fairbanks). To view the draft letter, click here.