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    ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES ACCESSED OVER $100,000 WORTH OF FUNDING

    WITH THE HELP OF ENERGY CONSERVATION

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    Congratulations SCE Energy

    Winners at the 2017 Wine Industry IMPACT Awards

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    KMH HELPS LASERBOND FACILITY SAVE 125,000 KWH AND

    120 TONNES OF CO2 EMISSIONS PER YEAR

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GEM and Solar Manufacturing Business: Austchilli, Bundaberg

Key outcomes

  • 30% load reduction
  • Payback of 4-5 years (ahead of our predictions)
  • Cash-flow positive from the first quarter

Privately owned Austchilli is a leader in the food manufacturing industry, and the largest chilli company in Australia. Founded in 1995 and based in Bundaberg in regional Queensland, the vertically integrated farming agribusiness uses sustainable farming practices with products supplied to multi-national companies and the Australian market.

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GEM and Hybrid Solar Schools: Bundaberg Christian College

Key outcomes

  • Savings of AUD$100,000 per on electricity
  • Reduced power usage by up to 80%
  • Payback period of seven years
  • Cash flow postitive from the first quarter
  • Over 400% return on investment before batteries need replacing
  • Savings over the life of the system around AUD$2,500,000
  • Generation of about AUD$20,000 in Large-Scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) per year

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Immediate Improvement to Southern Colour’s Energy Efficiency with an SCE Voltage Stabilisation Unit

Key Outcomes

  • Energy reduction in kWh & kVa of more than 17%
  • Cost savings of more than 17%
  • Production at increased levels
  • Voltage reduced immediately from 253 Volts to 225 Volts

SCE worked with Southern Colour for several months to establish where they were using and wasting their energy in order to present them with the best possible energy reduction proposal. 

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Wine Industry Game Changer - Voltage Stabilisation Reducing Energy Costs and Equipment Repairs Significantly at Alkoomi Wines

Key Outcomes

  • The supply of quality, pollution free voltage to the site
  • Energy reductions by more than 10%
  • Greatly improved site equipment performance with zero electromechanical stoppings

With continual equipment problems and interruptions to supply, the management at Alkoomi Wines investigated the root causes of the problems that they were experiencing on a daily basis with the supply of power to their southern Western Australian wine producing site.

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ETS Installs SHARC Waste Water Heat Recovery for World's Largest Wool Tester

Key outcomes

  • $775k savings over 20 years
  • 37% reduction in gas consumption
  • 4.5 year 'simple' payback 

ETS provided AWTA with the patented SHARC heat recovery system, which captures waste heat that would otherwise be lost to sewerage each day. This heat recovery has resulted in a 37% saving in gas heating costs for AWTA, which will equate to an enormous $775k over 20 years. 

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pitt&sherry Saves LaserBond Facility 125,000 kWh with Lighting Upgrade

Key Outcomes

  • 125,209 kWh per annum in energy savings
  • 1,500 energy savings certificates (ESCs)
  • ROI of 2.4 years
  • 120 tonnes of CO2 emmissions offset per annum

pitt&sherry (incorporating KMH Environmental) was commissioned to undertake an assessment of the energy savings opportunities at LaserBond’s Smeaton Grange facilities. The initial assessment focused on opportunities within their buildings services, where their factory lighting was an obvious choice.

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