Center West Exports & Sun City Farms
The Company: Center West Exports & Sun City Farms - Woodridge, Western Australia
The Challenge: To deliver CWE and Sun City Farms power at 100% capability. Their slim margin business means they have to produce quality at a volume and suffering blackouts results in loss of produce. Their farm covers 1,330 acres containing fixed and pivot irrigation. CWE is responsible for the production of over 500,000kg of perishable product per week.
The Approach: To analyse their energy usage and data to create a tailored DSM and solar package to save them money and secure their electricity supply during peak times on the grid.
“We have interstate and overseas market orders to fill every day. To shut down for an hour is a catastrophe. As a four-hour mandatory transfer was not an option, Amanda provided us with five generators spread over our site.”
The Solution: To supply CWE and Sun City Farms 5 backup generators, complete with weather and sound enclosure and integral fuel tanks, free of cost to CWE, and to install a 100kW solar system on the roof of the premises, further saving them money and considering their environmental values.
The Results: “We have been on the DSM program since 2011. We have also installed solar with Amanda Energy and wish we had done so earlier. The savings solar has provided is significant to our bill and gives us the opportunity to expand the business in other areas. This summer, I don’t have to worry about a black out.”
Peter Wauchope, General Manager