The video gives a glimpse of whats involved in a walk-through commercial energy audit.

It's amazing the businesses that keep this world spinning round. Proliant Meat Ingredients in Harlan, Iowa, is one of those businesses. They manufacture dehydrated meat proteins from pork and turkey. Proliant is a member of Nishnabotna Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (a Class C member of Basin Electric).

Proliant plant manager Al Leinen wanted to learn how his facility could use energy more efficiently, so he contacted his local energy experts at Nishnabotna Valley and requested an energy audit.

Janelle Cheek of Nishnabotna Valley says Proliant's audit was one of the first commercial audits requested through her co-op, so they enlisted a little help from their co-op friends - Chad Reisenauer of Basin Electric; and Paul Erickson of Corn Belt Power Cooperative (a neighboring Basin Electric Class A member). Cathie Shively of Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (Nishnabotna Valleys Class A cooperative) joined Cheek in observing the audit.

Erickson led the effort and provided Proliant and Nishnabotna Valley a detailed report following the audit.

Access this 2-minute, 14-second video by clicking on the link below.