Reducing Energy Costs
Tasmanian energy efficiency and renewables
Save money – have an on-farm energy assessment
Undertaking an energy assessment can save an average of $1,080 per farm in energy efficiency savings alone. For most farms, significantly larger savings are possible by improving electricity billing arrangements, e.g. removing unnecessary extra meters with annual charges and changing to time–of–use contracts.
Receive the best tariffs
Getting power bills right is the best way to save money on energy costs. Learn about the right to choose an electricity provider. This statement by the Tasmanian government outlines customer rights and obligations in Tasmania. Schedule an energy plan check every 12 months to make sure the best tariffs are received.
How efficient is the dairy?
Hot water, milk cooling and milk harvesting are the biggest on-farm energy consumers. Annual power bills range from $4,000 at the low end to $72,000 at the high end.
Benchmarking of 200 dairy shed energy audits was conducted from December 2012 to February 2015 as part of Smarter Energy Use in Australian Dairies.
Farmer case studies – Tasmanian dairy farmers and energy efficiency
Investing in the Most Energy Efficient Irrigation Systems for the Farm factsheet 2011PDF, 1.02 MB
All About Energy Webinar SlidesPDF, 2.14 MB
Energy Tariffs and Irrigation Energy Efficiency Case StudyPDF, 692.98 KB
Achieving Successful Pasture EstablishmentPDF, 196.59 KB
On-farm Water Reticulation GuidePDF, 4.89 MB
Energy Use in Tasmanian Dairy ShedsPDF, 660.96 KB