Beneficial Electrification

Beneficial Electrification, as the name implies, involves transitioning fossil fuel-powered processes and end uses to electricity.

New electric technologies in commercial and agricultural industries are emerging and providing unmatched solutions for process efficiency that can yield significant benefits for your business. These benefits include improved energy efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, cost savings, and increased productivity.


Beneficial Electrification and Your Business

Thanks to advances in technology, our electric cooperatives are identifying new ways to electrify agricultural and commercial processes and make them cleaner, smarter and cheaper. Some examples include:

  • Electric Irrigation:  Variable frequency drive systems and large single phase motors included in electric irrigation pumps eliminate the need for costly infrastructure upgrades and allows farmers to irrigate without relying on diesel.
  • Electric Equipment: Electric forklifts are more efficient, quieter and cost significantly less to maintain than diesel forklifts. North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have capabilities and incentives in place to support the transition to electric equipment.
  • Indoor Agriculture: The controlled, consistent environment of an indoor facility offers new economic opportunities for farm owners. Indoor agriculture is energy intensive, and the state’s electric cooperatives are working with indoor farmers to provide new solutions for energy management.
  • View more examples of beneficial electrification on our Resources page.

Electric pump vs diesel pump cost comparison

Contact your local electric cooperative to learn more.