Previous energy surveys in agricultural applications has shown that energy savings between 10% and 40% are possible. These surveys were part of the IEE project of the NCPC-SA and the PSEE project of the NBI. Cost savings can be achieved by improved management of the tariff structures, while energy consumption savings were identified on applications such as irrigation pumps, cold stores, packing lines, heating, drying tunnels, buildings, fans, compressed air and also diesel use on farms. These are very technical solutions and trained specialists are available with dedicated measuring equipment to assist in energy saving solutions.
Category: Energy Efficiency in Agriculture