Powering back up after lockdown isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. In March 2020, food and beverage businesses began to shift operations in response to COVID-19, with measures taken across Australia to enforce social distancing and reduce on site occupancy. Now, as state governments ease restrictions, you might be thinking about resuming business as usual. … Continue reading Powering Up After COVID-19
What would you do if you were a food or beverage manufacturer or processor and you were told you could save your company thousands of dollars in energy bills every year? Most companies would sign up straight away. But what if part of the condition was that at some point in time throughout the year, … Continue reading How to make your assets earn money for you
One thing that never fails to amaze Greg Gillespie is the amount of times he walks into a manufacturing or processing plant and hears hissing. It immediately tells him that they are running an air compressor or a bank of air compressors. It also tells him that the company is throwing money down the drain. … Continue reading Is that hissing noise the sound of money going up in smoke?
Ahead of chairing the ‘Agribusiness and food processors: Smart energy use from farm to plate’ speaker session at the inaugural Energy Efficiency Expo, Bradley Anderson (Manager of Business Energy Solutions at the Energy Efficiency Council) shares his advice for food businesses looking to manage their energy intensive operations and improve efficiency. Question: What are the … Continue reading How to improve your energy efficiency
Solar power plants capable of generating sufficient electricity for 39,000 homes* will be built in regional New South Wales following a landmark 10-year agreement between Coles and global renewable power generation company Metka EGN. In the first deal of its kind to be made by a major Australian retailer, Coles will purchase more than 70% of the electricity … Continue reading Coles agreement secures three new solar power plants
Flow Power modelled the energy spend of 670 businesses and what could have happened had they all been purchasing wholesale power last financial year. It would only take 670 businesses to drive investment in 1845 megawatts of renewable generation. If 670 businesses had purchased wholesale power last financial year, they could have saved up to … Continue reading Data reveals how businesses can reduce energy costs for all Australians
New research from energy retailer, Flow Power, shows that businesses forgoing fixed-rate contracts for wholesale prices could expect significant price reductions. In a study of 670 medium to large businesses, wholesale power would have delivered savings in total of up to $97 million for the last financial year. This figure increases significantly when renewable corporate … Continue reading Data reveals how businesses can reduce energy costs for all Australians
With wholesale energy prices in Australia predicted to rise by as much as 200 per cent over the next three years, the need to manage energy costs in business is becoming urgent.
In light of Australia’s bid to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030, Steven Impey takes a look at how the food-processing sector is reacting to changing views on energy cost.