Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency

Under this module support is available for 250 Welsh dairy farms to review either their electricity, fuel or water usage, with the aim of identifying areas where efficiencies could be made.

The review highlights areas where improvements can be made in order to lower costs, by reducing energy demand / water usage and identifies best practice.

Energy inputs represent a major and rapidly increasing cost to farmers and therefore sharing information about technologies and strategies which can be utilised to improve efficiency can be seen as a positive step towards saving money.

The process will:

  • Help farmers understand their energy consumption and patterns of usage.
  • Analyse the electricity contract in terms of price, tariff, service and payment method.
  • Benchmark a farm with other similar farmers to compare energy use.
  • Analyse the cost savings potential new energy saving equipment could make in terms of capital cost versus savings.

Once signed up for a review, the Energy Efficiency Project Co-ordinator will visit each farm to collect initial base line data, before engaging a specialist consultant to survey the farm and produce the report.

This service is available to dairy farmers free of charge and there is no obligation to take up any of the areas highlighted in the review.

A series of booklets and case study factsheets are available to farmers highlighting examples and best practice in terms of both energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

To register for an energy, water or fuel usage review or to receive contact Neil Nicholas, on 01554 748592 or by e-mail neil.nicholas@colegsirgar.ac.uk.

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