GrowSave: Energy management in protected cropping

Energy costs in the protected edibles and protected ornamentals sectors as a proportion of business variable costs are dependent on their fuels, technology and the impact of incentives such as the RHI. 

However for a conventionally grown edibles crop with a gas boiler, representing the user with the largest energy costs, this can be as high as 30%. 

This guide, contains many useful facts, figures and tips for growers to better manage their energy use, which could lead to significant financial savings.

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This information was last updated in 2019.