Energy Savers
South East

Gatton Horticulture

Proposed
15
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Horticulture
Product
Vegetables
Location
South East
Irrigation
Drip, Micro irrigation
Pumps
Centrifugal
Technology
Pump upgrade

SUMMARY

The audit recommended replacing a replacing a 55kW pump and motor with a smaller and more efficient pump and motor with an annual cost saving over $2,000 and a payback period of just over 7 years. Emission savings have been estimated to be 7.4 t CO2-e per year.

 

Farm profile

The farm is located in Gatton and comprises a number of lots used to grow different vegetables throughout the year. The irrigation method is a solid set ring main with sprinklers and is supplied by two pumps. Irrigation continues year round with the irrigation time dependent on the season and type of vegetables being cultivated.

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Farmer feedback
The farmer is investigating pricing to implement the audit findings and achieve the energy savings identified in the audit report.