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Variable Frequency Drives for Agricultural Pumping (WEBINAR)

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The course will begin with SCE Hydraulic Services and PG&E’s Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program descriptions and eligibility and a refresher discussion from the previous live webinar on basic pumps and efficiency. There will be demonstrations and discussion on how Variable Frequency Drives are becoming more common in agricultural pumping and production facilities. It will progress into a beginner’s discussion of how VFDs work, VFD controls of irrigation equipment, proper installation and maintenance. Other topics such as grower reporting of SGMA and ILRP regulations will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
• Basic pump components and efficiency
• How VFD’s save energy when moving water
• Demonstration of VFD’s
• Where VFD’s are found and how they help manage proper flow
• Pressure and energy

The class is intended for Southern California Edison agricultural customers; content is introductory in nature and requires no prerequisite knowledge.
This is a 2-hour live Web Simulcast session, must have internet access. Upon registration a link will be emailed via SKYPE.


July 30
9:00 am - 11:00 am




Crop Type
Other (outside of Central Valley)
Event Type
Courses, Trainings, and Workshops