California’s agricultural industry account for the highest portion of the United States’ agricultural economy with 13% of the nation’s total agricultural value. Over one-third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of nuts and fruits come from California farmers.
California’s growers and packagers, as well as dairy and livestock, consume the lions share of electricity for the state. Agricultural solar and other on-farm renewable energies help farms lower their electricity bills and increase capital.
No two agricultural operations are alike. Revel custom tailors each energy solution to each specific customer’s needs. We start with a highly detailed energy evaluation, analyzing over 35,000 data points to map out your unique energy usage profile. This helps us design the system to maximize return on investment and shorten payback time.
Customers receive their own dedicated project manager for the entirety of the project. Our PM’s have decades of experience implementing hundreds of megawatts throughout California. We work with tier one, commercial grade components, many made here in the USA.
Our installation partners are local and come with the highest reputations for their specific trade. The project is not finished after installation. Our team works with local AHJ’s, Code Officials and utility providers to ensure “Permission to Operate” comes swiftly and without headache.
Break free from the control of utility providers and use your energy when you need it. Constantly shifting Time of Use rates make it hard for farmers to schedule irrigation and other energy dependent tasks due to peak rates.
Agricultural solar helps California farmers break free from the control of their utility provider and use their energy when they need it. Constantly shifting Time of Use rates make it hard for farmers to schedule irrigation and other energy dependent tasks due to peak rates.
You may be wondering why your electricity bill is much higher lately. Even if you’re not using more electricity, your bill is most likely higher than usual. This is because we are in the summer months and IOU’s (Investor Owned Utilities like SCE, SDG&E, PG&E) raise usage rates and modify peak timing to increase revenue.
Commercial and agricultural electricity customers are forced to use Time of Use Plans. However, you do have some options for which TOU Plan, these plans are very similar in general and incur usage rate hikes in summer months, some more than others.
For most of the year, commercial customers’ maximum rates occur in the “Mid-peak” hours. But during the summer, “Peak” rates can be, as much as double, “Off-peak” rates. Typical Summer Rates begin early June and continue through September.
The following image is an example of an SCE Customer’s TOU rate schedule. SDG&E and PG&E have some differences, but the concept is the same. To find out your exact TOU rates contact a Revel Energy agricultural profession today.
For utility customers on TOU-8 plan, the rate increases are significant especially for those with Option E. Customers with Option E see their rates go from a $0.15 max rate in the winter to upwards of $0.42 in summer during Peak hours. Option D customers see less drastic rate hikes but receive much higher Demand Charges.
The following charts are real-life rates for SCE TOU-8 customers. For PG&E and SDG&E customers, rates might be slightly different but the trend is the same.
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