Winery, vineyard energy efficiency workshop July 20

The Central Valley Winery and Vineyard Energy Efficiency Workshop will be held July 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Madera Community College, Madera, Calif.

Sponsored by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), The Wine Institute, California Association of Winegrape Growers, and Central California Winegrowers; the workshop is designed for winery facility managers, operations managers, vineyard managers, and growers confronting the challenges and costs of energy consumption management.

The workshop will cover energy evaluation and planning strategies, best practices for energy management in vineyards and wineries, information on renewable energy opportunities, updates on PG&E’s free winery energy audits, equipment rebates, technical support services and new resources; and development of an action plan for improving practices and scores in the energy efficiency chapter of the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook.

The energy workshop is free, including lunch.

To register for this workshop, visit or call Lisa Francioni at (415) 356-7545.

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