Better distribution of energy to be explored via microgrids

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated June 17 2020 - 12:52am, first published June 16 2020 - 2:43pm
Irrigators around the state are set to benefit from an assessment of microgrid benefits made possible by a grant from the federal government.

Rather than farmers exporting power and then buying it back down the line, it's hoped a federal government grant to the Queensland Farmers Federation to look at the flow-on benefits of microgrids for irrigated agriculture will find ways to better distribute energy resources within networks, and save money.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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