CAP - Agricultural Energy Management Plan (124) - Landscape Plan Development
Group CriteriaCriteria
Agricultural Energy Management Plan (124) - Option 1 - CertificationAgricultural Energy Management Plan Development: Develop an AgEMP (124) for the Landscape that meets the criteria listed in Section III of the FOTG and submit the plan by email, or send a paper copy by mail to the resident State TSP Coordinator.
Energy Audit Certification: Hold an Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) certification as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), or hold a Professional Engineer (PE) license. Acceptable landscape energy audits developed by a TSP who qualifies under Option 1 (Certification) will also satisfy energy audit requirements under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Energy Management Planning Tools: The Agricultural Energy Management –Landscape Plan Development shall be developed in accordance with Performing On-farm Energy Audits (ANSI/ASABE S612). This process determines and documents current energy usage, over the past annual cycle, and provides cost-effective alternatives and recommendations for energy conservation of each farm enterprise.
National Planning Procedures Handbook: Knowledge and understanding of National Planning Procedures Handbook – Title 180 - Part 600
Training: Conservation Planning Training (available in Aglearn): 1. Complete modules 1 through 5 of NRCS Conservation Planning course. 2. Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy
Agricultural Energy Management Plan (124) - Option 2 - Education & ExperienceAgricultural Energy Management Plan Development: Develop an AgEMP (124) for the Landscape that meets the criteria listed in Section III of the FOTG and submit the plan by email, or send a paper copy by mail to the resident State TSP Coordinator.
Energy Audit Education: A four-year engineering or architectural degree, or Registered Architect (R.A.) with at least three years experience in energy engineering or energy management.
Energy Audit Experience: At least three (3) years of experience with energy systems, and the completion of five (5) on-farm energy audits.
Energy Audit References: Two professional references needed verifying audit work.
Energy Management Planning Tools: The Agricultural Energy Management –Landscape Plan Development shall be developed in accordance with Performing On-farm Energy Audits (ANSI/ASABE S612). This process determines and documents current energy usage, over the past annual cycle, and provides cost-effective alternatives and recommendations for energy conservation of each farm enterprise.
National Planning Procedures Handbook: Knowledge and understanding of National Planning Procedures Handbook – Title 180 - Part 600
Training: Conservation Planning Training (available in Aglearn): 1. Complete modules 1 through 5 of NRCS Conservation Planning course. 2. Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy