Energy Savers
Atherton Tablelands

Mareeba Cane Farm

Implemented
19
Energy Savings
48.4
Savings
Industry
Cane
Location
Atherton Tablelands
Irrigation
Centre Pivot
Pumps
Centrifugal
Technology
Irrigation

Summary

The audit recommended optimising the VSD speed to reduce friction losses, balancing efficiency with crop requirements. This no-cost project is saving the farmer nearly $20,000 per annum with a reduction of 19% energy consumption and with carbon savings of 48.4 t CO2-e per year.  

Farm Profile

The farm near Mareeba produces sugar cane with irrigation provided predominantly by centre pivots. Water is supplied from the Tinaroo scheme channel and is pumped to a holding pond at the farm via a 6.8km pipeline with a 10m increase in elevation from the channel. A large centrifugal pump is used for the water transfer and this pump station was the subject of an energy audit to identify opportunities for energy and cost optimisation.

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