To help farmers identify if they are using too much electricity. Could farmers reduce their electricity use or costs or both.
Benchmarking on dairy shed electricity costs across Australia has found there is a large range of energy costs– between $4 / 1000L milk to over $14 / 1000L milk. This means at a production level of one million litres, some farmers are paying up to $10,000/ year more than others. The first step is for farmers to know where they sit within this range, and the potential savings achievable.
Most participants requested access to a farm assessment of energy use.
“Solar energy information was helpful”
“Worth going to – food for thought ”