Mechanical equipment tips

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Switch off

Reduce motor idle time by identifying motors that are running but not in production.

Off-peak rates

If your plan allows, run effluent pumps at night to take advantage of off-peak rates.

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Maintenance

Regularly maintain your mechanical equipment — ensure belts and chains are tensioned correctly, and keep filters clean.

Drive type

Investigate changing the drive type and gear ratios to reduce energy use.

Drive controls

Install control systems and variable speed drives to increase efficiency.

How we can help

As New Zealand’s largest renewable electricity generator, we take our responsibility to the environment seriously.

Talk with us about saving energy at your place. Contact our dedicated agribusiness team.