Govt direction on transmission may be needed for dairy sector electrification

Jonathan Underhill
Mon, 10 Sep 2018

By Gavin Evans Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Government intervention in transmission will probably be required if the country is serious about electrifying dairy processing to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, Babbage Consultants associate Richard Stretton says. Processors Synlait Milk and Fonterra Cooperative Group have committed to electrify small sites as part of a progreamme to reduce coal as a fuel source for processing capacity. But driving electrification of processing at scale will require significant investment in distributio...

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