Throughout the course of the project numerous news articles have been published in local newspapers, industry newsletters and magazines. These are provided below.
Individual pump efficiency assessments are being offered in the Bowen and Gumlu area and will be carried out by Irrigation Services contractor, Merv Jessen.
Rural Leader (September 5, 2014)
A grower information session was held on Wednesday 13 August at the CANEGROWERS Hall in Home Hill. The forty attendees heard from industry representatives from Wilmar, QSL, BBIFMAC and SRA.
Canenews (August 15, 2014)
Growers and consumers alike have long taken for granted plentiful supplies of energy at a reasonable price. However, increasing energy bills have lead to rethinking the energy situation. Big savings have been witnessed...
Canenews (August 8, 2014)
The energy use of 220 farms in the Burdekin will be analysed soon and the results used to help irrigators across a number of districts get better water and power bill outcomes from their systems.
Australian Canegrower Magazine (August 4, 2014)
Specialised training has formed part of the EEGAI project, to skill up local extension/industry workers, which will leave a legacy in the focus area after the life of the project.
The Advocate (May 16, 2014)
Water efficiency has been targeted by local irrigators, who are exploring ways to reduce rising electricity costs on their farms.
The Advocate (April 2, 2014)
Energy efficiency was placed in the spotlight, when over 160 growers and agricultural representatives met for an Irrigators Expo at the Ayr Showgrounds hall.
The Burdekin Grower (February 21, 2014)
An expected tripling of electricity prices within the next few years will undoubtedly send shock waves through the pockets of irrigation farmers, who rely heavily on electricity to pump irrigation water.
The Advocate (February 7, 2014)
Expected huge rises in electricity prices in the coming years will be highlighted as part of an Expo. The Expo will provide a rare opportunity for farmers to check out the latest services and technology in a one-stop-shop situation.
The Observer (February 5, 2014)
High government electricity charges are making it impossible for farmers to afford irrigation. Burdekin cane farmer Kent Fowler yearns for the days when state government regarded farmers as important economic contributors.
Townsville Bulletin (January 4, 2014)
Data will allow participating farmers to access how efficient their irrigation systems are and perhaps highlight opportunities to effect efficiency gains that will save money in their irrigation pumping power costs.
The Advocate (November 27, 2013)
Specialised training has been initiated by the Burdekin's NRM agency, BBIFMAC together with other partners in the Energy Efficiency Gains for Australian Irrigators project (EEGAI), as part of the project activities.
The Observer (October 17, 2013) & The Advocate (October 18, 2013)
Burdekin and Bowen irrigators, who are faced with every-increasing electricity bills, will soon have the opportunity to access relevant information and assistance to reduce their on farm irrigation energy costs.
The Advocate (September 25, 2013)
Farmers hit with the brunt of high electricity prices will now have access to information and assistance, to find ways to better reduce their irrigation energy costs.
The Burdekin Grower (August 23, 2013)
Expert help has been acquired to deliver more manageable irrigation costs for farmers, through BBIFMAC's new project "Energy Efficiency Information Grants" funded by the Australian Government's Department of Industry.
Ayr Advocate (August 23, 2013)