USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner congratulated New Mexico Wineries of Deming for its
successful application and award of over $44,000 to install several energy efficient systems at the winery.
The financial assistance reportedly will be used to insulate the process-cooled storage tanks and to install an energy efficient motor and variable frequency drive control on
a circulating pump.
The funding also will replace the current lighting for more efficient lighting.
The funding was awarded through the Rural Energy for America Program which helps farmers, ranchers and businesses in rural America with loan and grant financial support to install
renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements.
Brunner was in Deming last week to present a certificate to New Mexico Wineries. He
said the investment will make the winery more energy efficient which will allow the company to improve its bottom line.
Brunner said USDA Rural Development has become a leader in the rebuilding of our country’s economy by providing the financial support to help rural businesses update their operations.