Energy consumption is a significant concern for farmers as it directly affects the cost of production and the environment. With the rise in global population, the demand for food is increasing, which leads to increased farming activities and, in turn, higher energy consumption. The amount of energy consumed in farming can be classified into two categories: direct and indirect.
A study from the NSW Department of Cotton Research and Development Corporation revealed that the average cost of running energy on a farm is AUD$310 per hectare. The cost of running a farm is hefty, not only for farmers, but also for the environment.
With our Energy Consumption Monitoring feature, you are able to track your electricity consumption as you go which can help avoid bad surprises when receiving your energy bill at the end of the quarter. Look at your energy usage trends per circuit, during various times of the day, and see how you can reduce your electricity consumption. Energy Consumption insights can be used to discover what your standby, after-hours, and/or overnight energy usage is, if bills from your energy company are inflated, and what behaviour you need to change to substantially reduce energy consumption.
Keep track of your energy usage for each circuit around your farm and homestead — anywhere, anytime from any device.
Farmdeck is an all-in-one tool that can help you with monitoring many activities on your farm, giving you invaluable insights – like our electric fence monitoring solution, vehicle and pump tracking, and much more. Interested in learning more? Check out our IoT features page or reach out to us and let us help you create an efficient, smart farm.