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Technology
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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
6,862
Savings
2,817,342
Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday

Central Queensland Prawn Farm

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday

Central Queensland Prawn Farm

This audit considered a number of opportunities to reduce heating energy consumption. The case study highlights total energy savings of 2.5% in covering heated hatchery tanks and heat recovery systems, corresponding to 12% of hatchery energy use, with an average payback or around 3.5 years and annual savings of almost $9,500.

Proposed
2.5
Energy Savings
62.9
Savings
12,961
South East

Gold Coast Tiger Prawns

South East

Gold Coast Tiger Prawns

See how Gold Coast Tiger Prawns saved over $40,000 per year in demand charges by fitting Variable Speed Drives to main pumps and the conveyors in the processing plant, as well as Power Factor Correction. Energy savings of 19% in total consumption and carbon reductions of 243.2 t CO2-e have been achieved.

Implemented
19
Energy Savings
243.2
Savings
40,800
Wide Bay Burnett

Bundaberg Sugar Cane & Aquaculture

Wide Bay Burnett

Bundaberg Sugar Cane & Aquaculture

The audit made many recommendations for pipe upgrades, pump replacement and the addition of variable speed drives. Six recommendations had a total annual energy saving of nearly $20,000 with a payback period under a year. Nearly $6,000 of extra annual savings may be available through tariff reviews. Emission savings have been estimated to be 114 t CO2-e per year.

Proposed
10
Energy Savings
114
Savings
19,726