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On-farm energy cost-cutting options explored in webinar series

Sheep Central, April 9, 2021

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ON-FARM energy options that might assist in reducing costs will be explored in a series of webinars hosted by Agriculture Victoria over the next three months.

The series of five webinars will include information on understanding electricity bills, options to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies including solar and bioenergy.

Agriculture Victoria energy development and innovation officer Sarah Clack said the first webinar in the series will focus on understanding farmers’ electricity bills and supply, and will be presented by GV Community Energy chief executive officer Geoff Lodge on Wednesday 21 April at 12 pm.

“We are excited to have Geoff presenting at our first webinar, he has many years of experience assisting farmers to better understand their energy usage, reduce energy costs and implement solar solutions,” Ms Clack said.

Geoff Lodge will guide participants through

  • the electricity grid and connection
  • electricity tariffs and charges
  • getting the best deal for your farm.

Ms Clack said her team is focussed on providing access to appropriate information and delivering services that support investment in energy efficient technologies and own generation capacity.

“This webinar series is part of Victorian Government’s Agriculture Energy Investment Plan, which is supporting producers to improve energy usage on-farm.”

To register please go to: https://bit.ly/3cCzklC

If you need assistance registering or would like more information please contact Sarah Clack on 0417 316 345 or [email protected]

For information on other webinars in this series or other energy events please visit: extensionaus.com.au/energysmartfarming/events/

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