Lower energy costs for two Wollondilly dairy farmers

Tuesday, 03 November 2020

The Morrison Government is supporting dairy farmers across Hume to lower their power bills so they can reinvest in their business and employ more people.   

Through the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program, two dairy farmers in Wollondilly have been awarded grants of up to $20,000.    

This will help dairy farmers to reduce their energy bills by upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment such as vacuum pumps, cooling and heating equipment or lighting, investing in monitoring systems to better manage their energy use, or having energy audits done on their operations.  

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the Government is supporting dairy farmers to invest in energy-saving activities for the benefit of their business and the country.  

“Dairy farmers are at the centre of an industry every Australian relies on,” Minister Taylor said.   

“The products they produce line our supermarket shelves and fill our fridges.    

“With energy a significant cost of doing business in the dairy industry, these grants will help farmers lower their bills and help ensure the long-term viability of their businesses.  

“Helping these businesses to cut their power bills by becoming more energy efficient will ease the financial pressures they face while also reducing our emissions. It’s a win-win.”  

The Energy Efficient Communities Program was announced as part of the Government’s $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package to deliver on Australia’s 2030 climate commitments.    

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