Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon host free workshops for irrigators

PORTLAND, Ore. — Making the most of valuable water resources remains a top concern for the agricultural industry in Oregon as drought conditions persist across much of the state. To help farmers, nursery owners and others in agriculture learn about the latest irrigation technology advancements and strategies to save water and energy, Pacific Power is offering a series of free Wattsmart “lunch and learn” workshops.

Presented in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, a series of three free workshops will be held on March 21 in Pendleton, March 22 in Lebanon and March 23 in Klamath Falls. The organizations will also be on-site and presenting at the upcoming Central Oregon Ag Show on March 24 and 25 in Redmond. 

“This is an opportunity to ask questions and hear about some powerful, real-life energy solutions from around the region,” said Cory Scott, vice president of customer and community solutions for Pacific Power. “We’re here to help irrigators with some practical ways to save on resources and costs while improving resiliency from the impact of more extreme weather conditions.” 

The workshops will break out all of the latest Energy Trust cash incentives for irrigation system upgrades and energy-efficient lighting. Attendees will also learn about Pacific Power’s program for reducing irrigation electricity use during peak times. 

Reservations can be made at for the following workshops and free lunch: 

  • Pendleton, March 21, 12-2 p.m., Wild Horse Casino, 46510 Wildhorse Blvd.
  • Lebanon, March 22, 12-2 p.m., Best Western Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Dr.
  • Klamath Falls, March 23, 12-2 p.m., Running Y Resort, 5500 Running Y Rd.

No registration is needed for the Pacific Power presentation at the Central Oregon Ag Show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond.