Energy Innovation Program Resources (EEIG)

Below you will find quick links to all the materials generated as part of NSW Farmers' Energy Innovation Program.

Information papers (factsheets)

Energy Planning

  1. Farm energy planning (pdf link)
  2. Farm energy planning template (pdf link)
  3. Farm energy planning calculator (pdf link)

Energy Purchasing

  1. Purchasing liquid fuels (pdf link)
  2. Effective energy purchasing - Electricity (pdf link)
  3. Natural gas purchasing (pdf link)

Efficient Farm Vehicles

  1. Energy efficiency and farm vehicles (pdf link)
  2. Adaptive driving - the skill factor in fuel efficiency (pdf link)
  3. Tractor ballasting (pdf link)
  4. Estimating tractor power needs (pdf link)
  5. Tractor tyre selection (pdf link)
  6. Monitoring wheel slip to achieve fuel efficiency (pdf link)
  7. Purchasing a fuel efficient tractor (pdf link)
  8. Tyre pressure and fuel efficiency (pdf link)

Energy & Water

  1. Saving energy in irrigation (pdf link)
  2. Solar PV pumping systems (pdf link)
  3. Diesel versus electric pumps (pdf link)
  4. Oversized pumps waste energy (pdf link)
  5. Variable speed drives on pumps (pdf link)
  6. Maintaining pumps saves energy (pdf link)

Renewable Energy

  1. Renewable energy on farm: overview (pdf link)
  2. Solar photovoltaic energy on farm (pdf link)
  3. Farm scale wind power (pdf link)

Energy in Sheds

  1. Energy efficient farm buildings (pdf link)
  2. Energy efficient cool rooms and refrigeration (pdf link)
  3. Insulating farm buildings (pdf link)
  4. Reflective roofs and energy efficiency (pdf link)
  5. Energy efficient heating in poultry sheds (pdf link)
  6. Energy efficient poultry shed ventilation (pdf link)
  7. Refrigeration - variable evaporator fan speed (pdf link)
  8. Compressed air systems: air leak reduction (pdf link)
  9. Compressed air: minimising pressure drop (pdf link)
  10. Advanced controls on grain dryers (pdf link)
  11. Energy efficient farm lighting (pdf link)
  12. Energy savings from high efficiency motors (pdf link)
  13. Power factor correction (pdf link)
  14. Voltage optimisation units (pdf link)
  15. Solar hot water (pdf link)

Case studies


  1. Valdimah Park
  2. Stratheden Glen Poultry


  1. NS & JA Drew


  1. Binowee Diary


  1. Tahlee Farming Partnership
  2. Kensal Green
  3. Birrah
  4. Windella
  5. Garah
  6. Gum Creek
  7. Killeneen
  8. Bulls Run


  1. Glenwarrie Partnership

Extensive Livestock

  1. Steam Plains


  1. Glenorie Hydroponics
  2. Jarret Wines
  3. Fruits of Byron
  4. Blueberry Fields


  1. Gundamain


  1. Reedy Creek Crays 


Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)
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