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Extended Energy Savers Program Needs Farmers

Extended Energy Savers Program Needs Farmers

The Queensland Government has announced an extension to the Energy Savers program with up to 200 more energy audits, and up to $20,000 in matched funding to implement recommendations from the audits.

The Energy Savers audits have so far identified over $3M in savings with a payback period of five years or less.  Over 60% of the 130 farms participating in the program have acted on the recommendations or plan to in the near future.

Energy audits look at overall farm energy consumption, and can look for efficiencies in specific areas such as irrigation, packing, refrigeration, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting.

An energy audit will help to find cost-saving energy efficiency opportunities on farm, and the matched funding will help with the funds to go ahead with the projects identified in the audits.

Register today for the expanded Energy Savers program HERE.

Details of the program as well as a similar program for large energy users are available on the Department of Energy and Water Supply website HERE.

See the Energy Savers website for 45 on-farm energy case studies, including 5 videos, events, technologies and financing information www.qff.org.au/EnergySavers

The Energy Savers Program is funded by the Queensland Government and delivered by Ergon Energy in partnership with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and its members.

GRDC Grains Research Update

It’s on again! The Goondiwindi GRDC Update is coming up on the 6th and 7th of March. Register now for a great couple of days of the latest grains information. Topics include latest information on frost, crop physiology, technology, spray quality data and agronomy.

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Funding Available: Queensland Water Efficiency Projects – Apply Now

Cotton Australia has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Queensland Government as part of its Rural Water Use Efficiency – Irrigation Futures: 2017-18 Program. Under the program, Cotton Australia can offer growers grants of up to $10,000 to purchase water use efficiency technology or services.

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