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Burdekin

Lower Burdekin Water

Burdekin

Lower Burdekin Water

Lower Burdekin Water Board cut their power consumption by 58,000kWh and demand by 105kVA resulting in annual cost savings of $20,000 or 25% at the Kilrie Gully pump station.

Implemented
40
Actual Energy Savings
Beaudesert

Beaudesert Turf Energy

Beaudesert

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 and a payback period of around 1.5 years.

Proposed
24
Proposed Energy Savings
Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Winery

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Winery

The audit of this vineyard and winemaker evaluated a number of actions with varying payback periods, including insulation, replacement of compressors, lighting controls and disconnecting unused pumps. Two initiatives had a payback period of around 3 years including insulation and disconnecting unused pumps. The audit also found a tariff review might save the business over $2,500 per year.

Proposed
2
Proposed Energy Savings