On-farm energy assessments

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On-farm energy assessments provide information on equipment and systems to improve energy efficiency and energy productivity.

Applications for on-farm energy assessments closed on 15 July 2021.

Energy assessments – to understand where energy efficiency improvements can be made

Program element

Who is it for?

Free on-farm energy assessments – (Type 1)

Farm businesses with farm energy expenses from $8,000 to $25,000 per annum (including GST)

Free on-farm energy assessments – (Type 2)

Farm businesses with farm energy expenses over $25,000 per annum (including GST)

What are the benefits of an energy assessment?

Energy assessments identify how you can improve your on-farm energy efficiency, manage energy costs or build own-generation capacity on your farm. Energy assessments provide you with a road map for investing in energy improvements over time.

What will an energy assessment tell me about my business that I don't already know?

Energy assessors have specialist knowledge on the latest technologies, programs and processes to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.

They can provide you with information not just about where improvements can be made, but insights into what the best solution for your energy situation may be and where you can find support to implement changes to processes or fund new investments.

Once an on-farm energy assessment is completed, what happens next?

Undertaking an on-farm energy assessment provides you with advice and a plan to reduce on-farm energy consumption and bills, which may not require any further upfront investments.

Once an on-farm energy assessment is made, you might elect to make simple changes in management practices which could help you make equipment changes identified in the on-farm energy assessment.

Page last updated: 06 Oct 2021