Free on-farm energy audits now available

Savings: Energy audits offers farmers an opportunity to make savings.
Savings: Energy audits offers farmers an opportunity to make savings.

The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) has welcomed the start of a program that offers free on-farm energy assessments.

The on-farm energy assessments are the first stage of the state government’s $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan announced in late 2017 to enhance energy efficiency on Victorian farms.

UDV president Adam Jenkins said the program was “a great opportunity for farmers to assess their business and learn about what savings can be made on their farm.”

After on-farm energy assessments have been completed, farmers are eligible to apply for a grant to implement the assessment’s recommendations.

Energy projects eligible for grants will range from simple equipment upgrades to medium to large projects.

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