Customer Case Study: Jackson Family Wines Drives Sustainability Goals with Wexus Software

by Wexus | Apr 24, 2017 | Case Studies

It’s great to have a technology company finally focusing in the agricultural water space to help growers gain easy and actionable access to our energy data.Julien Gervreau, JFW's Director of Sustainability

Background

In 2016, Jackson Family Wines (JFW) launched a five-year strategic sustainability plan. One of the key components of this plan was to pilot new technologies to increase energy efficiency in growing & producing wine. In short, the company was looking for a technology that could provide them with greater insight into how energy was being used on their vineyards and to quantify savings impact from their sustainability efforts.
 

Project

Under a project sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Jackson Family Wines collaborated with Wexus Technologies to provide software to track energy & water usage & costs in real-time for irrigation pumps at two of their vineyards in Soledad, CA. With Wexus software, JFW now has the ability to disaggregate energy & water usage down to the day & the hour, and get alerted to pump peak energy consumption via meter hardware installed at their pumps. This allowed their team to see how certain efficiency measures impacted their real cost of irrigation, plus actionable data to make better decisions around pump maintenance, water application & sustainability reporting.

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Results


 

To date, Wexus software has identified over 19,200 kWh in energy savings and over $9,000 in cost savings for JFW, and driven 140 kW in power demand reduction through alerts. Julien Gervreau, JFW's Director of Sustainability, had this to say about the project: “It’s great to have a technology company finally focusing in the agricultural water space to help growers gain easy and actionable access to our energy data.

About Jackson Family Wines

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Jackson Family Wines is one of the most renowned winegrowers and producers in the world with vineyard and winery operations on five continents. Since their founding in 1982, the Jackson family’s wineries and vineyards have been family-owned and family-run. The company’s mission is to make the world’s best wines, from the best vineyards, crafted by hand with integrity. The Jackson Family prides itself on being an innovator in all aspects of winemaking & growing including sustainability, and energy and water efficiency.

 

If you’d like more info about how Wexus’ software platform can drive efficiency across your vineyard operation, please click here to sign up for a free demo, or contact our team directly @ business-development@wexusapp.com or 415-429-6038.