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Victorian meat processor to trial heat pump system to slash water heating costs

Following a feasibility study supported by A2EP and with funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Hardwick's meat processing facility in Kyneton, Victoria, is set to install an industrial heat pump hot water system which could see the company slash its annual energy and utility costs.

The heat pump hot water system will help the company transition from gas water heating for hot water to sterilise and wash down work areas. The project will also include switching the processor from low voltage to high voltage electrical supply to deliver significant tariff reductions. The heat pump and electrical supply project is expected to save the company $500,000 each year.

The installations will complement the 2.5 MW of solar PV and 2 MWh battery storage system already in use at the Hardwicks facility.


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