Customer Case Study: Leading Dairy Partners With Wexus to Drive Energy & Water Conservation Goals

by Chris Vines | Apr 12, 2017 | Case Studies

Wexus is a valuable tool. Avoiding peak hours and using data to monitor the health of our wells saves us money and downtime. It's good for our crops and our business.” - Dino Giacomazzi, Owner

Background

During an unprecedented, long term drought, Giacomazzi Dairy was seeking an innovative IoT solution to help drive energy cost savings and closely track groundwater usage across their dairy and almond growing operations. 

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Project

Under a project sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Giacomazzi Dairy collaborated with Wexus Technologies to provide software to track energy & water usage & costs in real-time for 15 irrigation pumps, 4 buildings & 4 additional pieces of equipment at 8 ranches in Hanford, CA. With Wexus software, Giacomazzi Dairy now had the ability to disaggregate energy & water usage down to the day & the hour, & get alerted to pump peak energy consumption via additional monitoring hardware installed at specific pumps. This allowed Giacomazzi Dairy’s owner to see how certain efficiency measures impacted his real cost of irrigation, as well as actionable data to make better pump maintenance decisions & track depleting groundwater aquifer levels for recently-drilled wells.

Results

To date, Wexus software has identified over 19,200 kWh in energy savings and over $25,250 in cost savings for Giacomazzi, and driven 155,193 kWh in energy usage reduction. Dino Giacomazzi, owner of the dairy, had this to say about the project: “Wexus is a valuable tool. Avoiding peak hours and using data to monitor the health of our wells saves us money and downtime. It's good for our crops and our business.”

About Giacomazzi Dairy

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Giacomazzi Dairy is a fourth generation, family owned and operated California dairy farm in Hanford, CA. The dairy manages more than 900 dairy cows and cultivates 900 acres of farmland with a variety of crops including silage, alfalfa, and almonds. Owner and operator Dino Giacomazzi is a forward thinker and advocate for good farming practices, conservation and sustainability.

 

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