Agricultural Energy Efficiency (AgEE)
The Agricultural Energy Efficiency Internship Program is a Strategic Energy Resource offered through a partnership between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Great Valley Center (GVC). The goal of the Program is to educate and provide technical assistance to local farmers on energy efficient solutions that may help to reduce energy costs, improve sustainable practices, and build capacity within Central Valley communities.
In order for energy efficiency and climate action to take shape on a regional scale, community stakeholders such as farmers, businesses, educational institutions and residents must be involved in crafting solutions to preserve our Valley. Thus, AgEE is just one of the many strategies we plan on implementing in conjunction with the Green Communities program.
College interns with agricultural, mechanical or similar experience will be trained to augment the work being performed by PG&E’s Energy Service and Solutions team. Work duties will include building relationships with agricultural customers while matching available resources with each customer’s operational needs. Major objectives of the Program include: promoting energy efficiency, building local presence, workforce development, and fostering a long term relationship between the utility and its customers.