The average New Zealand dairy farm spends over $20,000 a year on electricity.
Across New Zealand’s 12,000 dairy farms, this represents:
- $251 million
- and makes up 7% of New Zealand’s total electricity use.
- It is estimated that electricity contributes 15c to the cost of every kilogram of milk solids produced.
Start by finding out how efficiently you are running your dairy shed in comparison with other farms. You may be surprised to see how much electricity you could save. Try the EECA BUSINESS dairy shed electricity efficiency tool here: www.eecabusiness.govt.nz/tools/dairy-tool
Find out the main opportunities to save here: www.eecabusiness.govt.nz/dairy-farms
Read our tips for dairy shed efficiency.
There is also funding that can help you install new heat recovery technology. Find out more here: http://www.eecabusiness.govt.nz/dairy-shed-heat-recovery