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Queensland

Queensland Beef and Cattle Farms

Queensland

Queensland Beef and Cattle Farms

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on 6 Queensland Beef Cattle farms taking part in the in the Energy Savers Program.

Proposed
67
Energy Savings
145
Savings
48,191
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
6,862
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
233
Savings
143,419
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
Maranoa-Balonne

Darling Downs Beef Cattle

Maranoa-Balonne

Darling Downs Beef Cattle

From two years of data average energy consumption of total farm was 27,766kWh at a cost of $3,467 per annum. Recommendations in the audit to improve energy efficiency on site included a bore pump replacement.

Proposed
2
Energy Savings
0.5
Savings
276
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
Southern Downs

Stanthorpe Stonefruit Farm

Southern Downs

Stanthorpe Stonefruit Farm

A Stanthorpe farm producing an average of 300 tonnes of stonefruit per year from 40ha could save 77% off its energy and diesel bills after implementing energy audit recommendations to upgrade their lights to LED as well as to replace the diesel pump with a solar system.

Implemented
77
Energy Savings
16.7
Savings
5,881
Central West

Central West Queensland sheep and cattle farm

Central West

Central West Queensland sheep and cattle farm

A Central Queensland farm has the potential to save time and money from an increase in battery storage and installation of 4G remote monitoring on the pumps.

Proposed
42
Energy Savings
11
Savings
3,467
Darling Downs

Western Downs Cattle Farm

Darling Downs

Western Downs Cattle Farm

The farm has a potential efficiency gain with the installation of a new solar pump. This case study compares the costs of using the existing generator and complete replacement with a new solar pump and battery backup.

Proposed
100
Energy Savings
21.3
Savings
9,935
Fitzroy

Central Queensland Irrigators

Fitzroy

Central Queensland Irrigators

This case study compares the costs and benefits of a powering a small pump with a grid connected solar system, or taking the pump off-grid with solar and a battery.

Proposed
12
Energy Savings
1.2
Savings
1,253
Darling Downs

Condamine Feedlot

Darling Downs

Condamine Feedlot

The audit made many recommendations such as a boiler economiser and boiler combustion oxygen levels, voltage optimisation and adjusting feed processing to avoid some heating elements. A number of recommendations had a total annual energy cost saving of over $77,000 with a payback period under the companies’ 3 year payback target. Around $72,000 of extra annual savings may be available through a tariff change.

Proposed
8-13
Energy Savings
829
Savings
77,477
South East

Southern Queensland Meat Processors

South East

Southern Queensland Meat Processors

The audits of several meat processors identified a payback of between 3.2 and 4.9 years of adding CO2 heat pumps to replace gas hot water systems. In one case a mixing valve was recommended to one system that was providing higher temperature to return a payback of 1.4 years. Additional benefits include greenhouse gas emission reductions of 283.5 t CO2-e.

Proposed
16
Energy Savings
283.5
Savings
45,946
South East

Southern Queensland Meat Processors

South East

Southern Queensland Meat Processors

The Audits of several meat processors identified the potential benefits of adding variable speed controls to evaporator fans with temperature control logic allowing the fans to operate at a lower speed with significant electricity savings. The audits have identified some quick wins to reduce costs of refrigeration systems at low cost.

Proposed
13
Energy Savings
88.5
Savings
20,723
Southern Downs

Allora Feedlot

Southern Downs

Allora Feedlot

The audit recommended a number of pump upgrades with energy efficient models with variable speed drives with a payback of 3 years and annual energy savings of nearly $15,000. Emission savings have been estimated to be 45.5 t CO2-e per year.

Proposed
25
Energy Savings
45.5
Savings
14,782