cow 3089278 1920 - Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy (grants open)

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy (grants open)

Grant applications are now open for the Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy.

Business Stream:

  • The maximum grant amount is $20,000
  • The maximum project period is 18 months

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • replacing existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • installing or replacing a component to help an existing system run more efficiently (for example installing solar pre-heating for a hot water system, installing a variable speed drive on a vacuum pump, installing heat recovery from milk cooling equipment to pre-heat hot water, installing remote monitoring equipment for water storage or pasture condition)
  • energy audits 
  • investment feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
  • monitoring of energy consumption and emissions

More information…

After ideas? Check out these short case study videos on energy use around dairy farms.

Topics include:

  • Simple ways to save energy: from LED light globes to load shifting.
  • Water heating: includes heat pump solutions and solar hot water ideas.
  • Milk cooling: short video will provide you with tips and resources to have your cooling equipment performing efficiently, as well as other machinery you may not be aware is available.
  • Energy Use on Australian Dairy Farms: Help your farm team and family understand energy consumption, e.g. milk cooling and milk harvesting.
  • Milk harvesting and timing.