Save power with Genesis Energy for business

Save more with Genesis Energy by using the following helpful tips and options to optimise your overall energy use.

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Tips to save power at work

We've put together some practical ideas to help your business reduce its energy bill.

Even small changes around the workplace can make a difference to your energy bill - by as much as 20% or more* - lowering your overheads, and your carbon footprint.

Things you can do right now:

  • Turn off computers and other equipment not in use.
  • Use timers and thermostats for lights, hot water, boiling water dispensers, air conditioners and heaters.
  • If you leave your computer unattended for long period, set your computer to standby after 10 minutes.

And before you've knocked off for the night…

  • Ask your cleaners to make sure they turn the lights off when they leave
  • Only keep lights on that are needed for safety and security
  • If there's electrical equipment that's not in use, switch it off
  • Make sure commercial fridges, freezers and ovens don't have leaky seals.
  • Don't let ice build-up in your fridge or freezer as this will make it very inefficient to run and may prevent it from maintaining safe temperatures for food storage.
  • Open window shades and clean windows to maximise natural light.
  • Have your appliances checked regularly to make sure they're working efficiently.
  • Regularly clean equipment and replace filters.

Saving power on the farm

We know how important it is to keep your costs down when running your farm, so here are some great tips for being more energy efficient - and reduce your energy bills.

On the Farm

Record your monthly consumption and compare it to your past consumption and production records. Large variations in energy use provide an early warning of any problems.

Consider upgrading to the most energy efficient light bulbs for your operation.

Consider if using electricity at off-peak times could work for your operation. Depending on your agreed pricing tariff, this could reduce your energy costs.

For the Dairy Shed

For your milking system, investigate installing a variable speed drive (VSD) to maintain your vacuum pump at a constant level.

Use a plate pre-cooler for milk chilling, while a secondary cooler combined with a refrigerator heat recovery unit can offer additional heat recovery opportunities.

Check out the Dairy Efficiency Calculator.

For the Field and Orchard

If you are currently using valves to control the flow of water, discuss installing a variable speed drive (VSD) with your irrigation system consultant. This will match the power requirement to what is required to deliver the water volume.

Use gravity supply where possible to eliminate the need for pumping water.

Use a soil moisture sensor or a professional service to schedule your irrigation applications.