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Power outages can significantly impact farm businesses. Loss of power disrupts critical farm infrastructure such as livestock water systems, electric fences, milk-harvesting equipment, automated feeding systems, heat or refrigeration, and irrigation systems.
Agriculture Victoria is hosting a webinar to talk through backup power options during a power outage.

During the webinar Liz Fletcher, Birdwood Energy will speak about the options for providing alternative power in a power outage including generators and batteries with solar. Liz will discuss the key things you need to consider in the process of sizing a system, installation and operation.

Two farmers will share their experiences and the benefits of using backup power when there is a power outage for their businesses.

  • Joel is general manager at Tall Trees, a nursey, which has a battery and solar system to ensure irrigation can continue.
  • Bruce operates a dairy farm in Gippsland and has a generator to allow milking to continue

Register or join the webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please join the webinar five minutes early to set up.

If you need assistance registering or would like more information, please contact Sarah Clack on 0417 316 345 or sarah.clack@agriculture.vic.gov.au

For information on other webinars in this series or other energy events please visit Extension Aus.

This initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s Agriculture Energy Investment Plan, which is supporting producers to improve energy usage on-farm.