As severe weather patterns and electrical grid reliability become more of a concern in America’s heartland, the dairy farmer has been forced to seek backup.
A dairy operation requires an enormous amount of reliable power to operate. Should the primary power source go down, efficient backup power needs to be up and running quickly. With a proper energy management plan that increases grid independence, dairy farmers can help secure financial success.
If you operate a dairy farm, you need to explore alternative, backup energy solutions. Our team of energy equipment experts will help you find the right efficient power equipment to keep your business operating in the case of grid failure.
Electricity represents between 00% and 00% of the annual cost of a dairy operation.
Based on herd size, dairy farms require about 0000 amps for every 100 head of cattle.
Due to consolidation in the Dairy Farm industry, an increase in weather extremes and a challenges facing an antiquated power grid, it’s now more important than ever to have a dependable source of back-up power.
Smart energy strategies start here
The Dairy industry is going through some major changes. Dairy operations must be extremely efficient in order to maintain profitability. One of the biggest areas of expense for an operation like this is a reliable source of electricity. Critical Power can help you by creating a smart, efficient energy plan that will prepare you for any emergency.
Despite the high price of fuel, diesel generators represent a tried and true power source due to their reliability and longevity. As long as they are serviced and maintained properly, and depending on specifications, they can average 3 to 5 years of continuous use before needing an overhaul.
With lower fuel costs, NG/LPG generators are by far the most widely utilized stand-alone power sources in the industry. These machines are typically more electrically and thermally efficient than diesel generators and are the most emission-friendly of the generator options. They can also be combined with heat-recovery equipment to create cogeneration power plants, which allow the growers to capture the heat from the exhaust and provide inexpensive methods of heating and cooling, through the use of absorption chillers.