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01 Jan 1970

New opportunities for farmers

New opportunities for farmers
Energy prices we are seeing are more than three times more than what we would expect in January 2022. At NFU Energy, our services are designed to benefit farmers and growers in smart energy purchasing and earnings optimisation. We shield our customers as best we can against volatile market prices and futureproof how energy is managed onsite. Alongside the day-to-day energy management, our projects team provides energy efficiency and environmental impact reduction assessments to give farmers and growers what they need to understand their current carbon position - whilst it’s important to think about contracts and costs, it is always important to think about efficiency with a definitive baseline and accurate numbers. Even if options are limited where crop inputs are concerned, our audits are very successful in finding ways to make savings. RENEWABLES With emphasis from the current crisis, it is becoming increasingly apparent that customers with renewables onsite are doubly protected. Both by being shielded by market volatility in having their own supply and in getting higher prices for exports to the grid. If export contracts are due for renewal, now is a good time to negotiate potentially lucrative uplifts in rates. AD plants, with their steady, predictable generation profile are generally doing very well from current market conditions. If you haven’t got as far as PPA negotiations but are interested in adopting renewables on your land, our Renewable Energy Solutions service is available now. In order to cover all bases regarding any potential barriers to farmers and growers; we have partnered with a funding broker specialising in this type of investment; a group of fully accredited and trusted installers; we are working alongside CT Planning who can address any planning issues; and we are offering insurance through our exclusive partner, NFU Mutual. ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS This service sees us collaborating on projects with a rapid charging provider to aid the UK in its transition to decarbonisation. The aim is to help facilitate the many infrastructure changes necessary to aid the UK net zero strategy and to provide substantial diversification opportunities to farmers and land-owners across the UK. The installation of new chargers is becoming increasingly necessary to keep up with demands in line with Electric Vehicle sales. Research from UK thinktank New Automotive says the UK needs to be installing 40-50 new chargers every day for the next 10 years with 25% of new car sales in December 2021 being EVs.1, 2 ELECTRIC VEHICLE FEASIBILITY If you are thinking about making the switch to electric vehicles but aren’t quite sure or need to build a case it might be worth having us crunch the numbers using telemetry. We can identify whether light transport and handling equipment is suitable for swapping to electric vehicle (EV) alternatives, based around a 6- month feasibility study and the resultant data. A number of different vehicles can be monitored, including cars; vans; quad bikes; UTV; 4 X 4s; telehandlers; and small tractors. We can also consider the electricity supply to your site and the charging points and capacity requirements to meet the operation of an EV fleet. Interested in finding out more about what we can do to help with your energy, renewables and EVs? Come and see us at the show at Stand #: 316! 1 New AutoMotive, October 2021, Electric Car Count — New AutoMotive 2 Simply Switch, January 2022, One in Four New Cars Sold in December Electric – Simply Switch
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