Backup power options in agriculture webinar

Power lines running down the side of a country road at dusk

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.

Farmer Bruce Manintveld, will share his experience and the benefits of using backup power when there is a power outage. Bruce operates a dairy farm in Gippsland and has a generator to allow milking to continue during a power outage.

Date: Wednesday, 15 December

Time: 12 to 1 pm

Where: Online via Zoom or dial in

Register or join the webinar here: https://bit.ly/3EaJrct

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

Further information links

Birds perched Birds perched on power lines at sunset.

Birds perched on power lines at sunset.

For information on other webinars in this series, or other energy events, please visit: https://extensionaus.com.au/energysmartfarming/events/

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