Agricultural tariff initiative
The agricultural tariff initiative, launched in February 2017, is monitoring the experiences of around 200 agricultural businesses utilising various electricity tariffs.
Designed in partnership with Energy Queensland, Queensland Farmers Federation, Cotton Australia and Canegrowers, the initiative aims to identify various agricultural load profiles and the operational and/or cost impacts to those profiles when operating under different tariff structures.
Participants have been introduced to the initiative in stages following a participant selection process that closed in June 2017. Preparation for each participant has included the installation of a digital meter to allow for remote interval data collection.
Data collected from participants until June 2018 (in some cases until June 2019) will be used to inform case studies and strategies relevant to regional agribusinesses preparing to switch from obsolete to standard tariffs.
For more information visit the Ergon Energy website.