Annie Farrow, Industry Services Manager, Apple & Pear Australia Limited
As you may know , over the last 18 months, APAL has been conducting the "Watts in your Business" energy efficiency information program for growers and packers in the deciduous tree fruit industries. As part of this program we have developed a series of 5 factsheets and 9 case stories that describe how energy can be saved in packing sheds and on orchards. Many of the main energy sinks in the deciduous orchards / packing sheds will be the same as those found in other crops. They include irrigation, refrigeration, lighting, packing lines and tariffs (as an aside, we found that tariffs is something that growers know little about and renegotiating them is a great way to start reducing energy costs).
APAL would be delighted to make these fact sheets and case stories available to other industries free of charge via our website http://apal.org.au/watts-in-
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