Case Study Highlights: Irrigation Pump Annual Energy Cost Reduction: 83% Irrigation Pump Energy Efficiency Improvement: 47% Estimated Payback Period: 21 days
Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum • Estimated payback period on the changes implemented is less than 12 months.
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