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Queensland

Queensland Piggery Farms

Queensland

Queensland Piggery Farms

This case study summarises the outcomes from audits conducted on 2 Queensland Piggeries taking part in the Energy Savers Program.

Proposed
106
Energy Savings
448
Savings
86,464
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
South East

Gatton Piggery

South East

Gatton Piggery

The total energy consumption onsite is distributed through two meters. One is considered a Large Asset Customer (LAC), while the other a Small Asset Customer (SAC). The first meter recorded 302,135 kWh with a maximum demand of 100 KVA in demand at a cost of $54,523 per annum. The second used 15,117 kWh with $4,664 in costs. The total energy consumption is 317,252 kWh, costing $59,187 per annum. Irrigation of two cropping paddocks is associated with the two meters, one on the larger account, and the other smaller account. By installing all the recommendations in the audit, energy consumption could be reduced by 22%, costs by up to 24% and carbon emissions by 54.9 t CO2-e per annum.

Proposed
22
Energy Savings
54.9
Savings
14,060
South East

Gatton Piggery

South East

Gatton Piggery

The total energy consumption onsite is distributed through two meters. One is considered a Large Asset Customer (LAC), while the other a Small Asset Customer (SAC). The first meter recorded 302,135 kWh with a maximum demand of 100 KVA in demand at a cost of $54,523 per annum. The second used 15,117 kWh with $4,664 in costs. The total energy consumption is 317,252 kWh, costing $59,187 per annum. Irrigation of the two cropping paddocks is associated with two meters, one on the larger account, and the other smaller account. This case study focuses on the irrigation systems following recommendations from the recent energy savers audit. The currently recommended solution, the replacement of a low-pressure irrigation system without boom, allows the farm to reduce 2% of its total energy consumption, with carbon savings of 4.4 t CO2-e per year.

Proposed
2
Energy Savings
4.4
Savings
1,504
Southern Downs

Southern Downs Piggery

Southern Downs

Southern Downs Piggery

This case study is part two of a piggery audit conducted showing the electrical energy savings component. Implementation of new LED lights would allow an increase in capital for further efficiency measures and allow the installation of solar.

Proposed
62-52
Energy Savings
127
Savings
71,800
South East

Southern Queensland piggeries

South East

Southern Queensland piggeries

This case studies highlights the energy savings opportunities from audits at a number of pork farms. It highlights potential to reduce lighting energy by 66% and reducing overall energy per site by up to 27% with the addition of Solar PV systems.

Proposed
27-66
Energy Savings
931
Savings
107,766
South East

Southern Queensland Piggeries

South East

Southern Queensland Piggeries

This case studies highlights the energy savings opportunities from audits at a number of pork farms. It highlights potential to reduce site heating energy by 20% with an average payback of 4.6 years.

Proposed
20
Energy Savings
142.7
Savings
21,054
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