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Queensland

All Energy Savers Plus Farms

Queensland

All Energy Savers Plus Farms

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on all 180 Queensland farms in the Energy Savers Plus Program (ESPPE).

Proposed
40
Energy Savings
6,042
Savings
2,817,342
Queensland

Queensland Turf, Sheep and Pasture Farms

Queensland

Queensland Turf, Sheep and Pasture Farms

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on 10 Queensland turf, sheep and pasture farms taking part in the Energy Savers Program.

Proposed
36
Energy Savings
205
Savings
143,419
Queenland

Queensland Grains and Feedlot Farms

Queenland

Queensland Grains and Feedlot Farms

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on 5 Queensland Grains and Feedlot farms taking part in the Energy Savers Program.

Proposed
44
Energy Savings
142
Savings
41,109
Darling Downs

Western Downs Feedlot

Darling Downs

Western Downs Feedlot

This case study summarises the outcomes from an audit conducted on a large feedlot with an energy consumption of 3,000,000 kWh at an annual cost of $350,000, resulting in emissions of 2,850 tCO2-e per year. Energy and emission savings have been estimated to be 21% and cost savings at around 26%.

Proposed
21
Energy Savings
570.6
Savings
93,000
Darling Downs

Cotton and Sorghum Farm

Darling Downs

Cotton and Sorghum Farm

A 700ha cotton farm could benefit from a recent Energy Savers audit. The audit recommended the installation of two new 22kW pumps and four separate 20kW solar PV systems to improve energy efficiency on site.

Implemented
10
Energy Savings
21.6
Savings
7,182
Fitzroy

Central Queensland Irrigation Farm

Fitzroy

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
Energy Savings
12.1
Savings
Wide Bay Burnett

Mondure Irrigation Farm

Wide Bay Burnett

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.

Implemented
32
Energy Savings
39.1
Savings
12,785
Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

Atherton Tablelands

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
46
Energy Savings
48.3
Savings
8,770
Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Irrigation Farm

An Atherton Tablelands hay farm has saved time and money after implementing a solar PV system on an upgraded automated pump supplying water to a centre pivot.

Implemented
113
Energy Savings
57.6
Savings
9,800
Fitzroy

Central Queensland Irrigators

Fitzroy

Central Queensland Irrigators

The Audit recommended a number of steps to improve the efficiency of three bore pumps along with solar systems to reduce the farm's power consumption from the grid. This case study compares Solar PV options for each of the three pumps.

Implemented
27
Energy Savings
36.5
Savings
5,800
Darling Downs

Western Downs Grains Farm

Darling Downs

Western Downs Grains Farm

The Audit recommended a number of small projects with quick payback as well as upgrading the lighting system and installing solar with batteries to reduce grid power use.

Implemented
27
Energy Savings
6.2
Savings
3,615
South East

Beaudesert Turf Energy

South East

Beaudesert Turf Energy

The irrigation energy audit recommended adding variable speed drives to two dam pumps as they have varying duties in supplying centre pivot irrigators. The audit also recommended upgrading 100mm steel main pipe for transfer pumping to 125mm plastic. These initiatives would result in energy savings of over $41,000 per year with a payback period of around 1.5 years and carbon reductions of 120 t CO2-e per annum.

Proposed
24
Energy Savings
120
Savings
41,437