Aid for farmers to slash bills
QUEENSLAND farmers can now apply to receive a free energy efficiency audit to help cut power bills as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $10 million Energy Savers Plus Program
While in Bundaberg visiting Austchilli – the largest chilli company in Australia – Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said, as a previous participant of the program Austchilli had cut its power bills by an estimated $21,000 each year.
“The extended program will provide energy efficiency solutions for up to 200 farms across Queensland, just like Austchilli, to help drive down power bills,” Dr Lynham said.
“Following the success of the program’s first phase, delivered in partnership with the Queensland Farmers Federation and Ergon Energy, applications are now open for phase two for farmers to receive a free energy audit and up to $20,000 to help implement energy saving measures. These energy audits are worth their weight in gold as farmers will receive thousands of dollars’ worth of professional advice for free.”
CUTTING BACK: Austchilli’s Trent De Paoli with the hottest variety of chilli in the world, the carolina reaper.