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Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Dairy Farm

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Dairy Farm

A dairy farm located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland could benefit from a comprehensive energy audit that explored both the milking operation and irrigated paddocks. This case study focuses on the irrigation system benefits of installing a new pump with a Variable Speed Drive (VSD), new suction line, shortening the mainline and replacing the sprinklers and risers.

Proposed
Burdekin

Burdekin Dairy Farm

Burdekin

Burdekin Dairy Farm

A recent energy savers audit showed how a dairy farm in the Burdekin region could improve heating and cooling efficiency onsite after implementing the recommendations of a recent energy audit.

Proposed
38
Proposed Energy Savings
Bundaberg

Bundaberg Cane Farm

Bundaberg

Bundaberg Cane Farm

The audit of this 46Ha Bundaberg sugar cane farm considered energy consumption, hydraulic losses, and crop management. The audit recommended upgrading the pumps and changing the irrigation design. The site consists of a river pump and booster pump on separate NIMIs and irrigated using high pressure Gun, medium pressure boom and low-pressure furrow.

Proposed
86
Proposed Energy Savings
Emerald

Emerald Cotton Farm

Emerald

Emerald Cotton Farm

An Emerald irrigated cotton farm could benefit from a recent Energy Savers Audit. This case study details the need to inspect, maintain and repair pumps before potential replacement in order to achieve lower payback periods.

Proposed
76
Proposed Energy Savings
Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigation Farm

Central Queensland

Central Queensland Irrigation Farm

A farm producing feed for livestock has the potential to reduce energy consumption and costs by installing a combination of renewable and diesel energy sources onsite.

Proposed
76
Proposed Energy Savings
Ayr

Ayr Cane Farm

Ayr

Ayr Cane Farm

An 120ha cane farm in the Ayr region is taking a holistic approach taking part in both the Queensland Farmers Federation Reef, and Energy Savers programs. The site aims to reduce fertiliser use, energy consumption and costs while increasing production and minimising its impact on the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.

Proposed
44
Proposed Energy Savings
Dalby

Dalby Cotton Farm

Dalby

Dalby Cotton Farm

A 220ha irrigated cotton farm could save money and time by implementing recommendations from their Energy Savers Audit. The site produces some Corn, Barley, Wheat and Chickpeas. Three pumps lift water from the creek to three separate centre pivots consuming nearly 110,000 kWh at a cost of $23000. Four potential solar systems were compared with the best payback chosen to offset and reduce consumption below 100,000kWh. As consumption is just over 100MW p.a. both SAC small and large customer tariffs were considered, and a comprehensive analysis shown to minimise operating costs.

Proposed
39.9
Proposed Energy Savings
Mondure

Mondure Irrigation Farm

Mondure

Mondure Irrigation Farm

A farm producing fodder feed for livestock has the potential to reduce energy consumption and costs by installing new efficient pumps and making changes to the irrigation system.

Proposed
49
Proposed Energy Savings
Mareeba

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

Mareeba

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

A Mareeba farm that produces hay has the potential to save time and money after implementing a solar PV system on an upgraded automated pump supplying water to a centre pivot.

Implemented
68
Actual Energy Savings