Below are a number of factsheets developed throughout the project, which contain information that can help irrigators increase efficiency and save money.
A grower received an electricity account amounting to approximately $8000, which was well above his average bill. For the cost of a phone call, he was able to rectify the issue; another account was wrongly assigned to him. Turns out his account was only $1200!
It pays to check your bills and learn how to read your meters!
Are you on the right tariff? A natural first step to reducing your energy bills is improving energy efficiency. Through the Energy Efficiency Gains for Australian Irrigators program, BBIFMAC aims to provide low cost options for growers to maintain production, but improve efficiency.
A simple tariff check could mean huge savings, if you're on the wrong tariff! Updated tariff information for 2016 here!
Reducing energy costs by improving surface irrigation efficiency. With surface irrigation, efficiency can often be improved by either increasing the inflow rate of reducing the duration of the irrigation.