Energy companies aren’t keeping up with farmers’ needs. Although a farmer’s needs are different from everyday consumer’s needs, most energy companies do not offer specific solutions for farmers but instead give them the run of the mill service.
farmenergy is dedicated to helping farmers reduce their on-farm costs. Harnessing the latest technology farmenergy can provide farmers with minute by minute information on their energy use so farmers can automatically control their usage and keep costs down.
The future of the agricultural industry will see New Zealand farmers with more control over their energy usage and the costs associated with them. They will have access to the wholesale energy market which has never been done before and they will have a energy provider which offers a true farming solution.
Using our smart technology, we are able to open up the wholesale energy market to farmers all over New Zealand. What this means for farmers, is that they have access to pricing that reflects the costs of what they actually use when they use it and not an averaged cost created for everyday consumers. As farmers use most of their energy in off-peak times, such as summer or early in the morning, this means fairer prices and the chance for regular savings.
“The secret of success is to focus all of your energies not on fighting the old, but on building the future”
Alan co-founded Red Energy and grew that company to a $1 billion award-winning energy business in Australia. Further to his successes in Australia, he was able to transform a large retail energy company in New Zealand which had a turn over in excess of $1 billion.
With over 20 years of energy industry experience, he is leading the charge in reforming the agriculture energy industry as we know it.
Natasha has committed to improving the profitability and sustainability of Agriculture. She is a Nuffield scholar and has dairy farming in her blood.
She started and grew a $500 million agribusiness electricity portfolio in NZ for a large energy retailer and has been a senior sales manager targeting agribusinesses in different industries for many years.
Sharon has spent the last 13 years in the energy industry, progressing from commercial & domestic solid fuel heating & insulation, to lighting, electricity & gas. Her site assessments are thorough, analysing where energy escapes & how to economise effectively. She also knows the front end from the back end of a cowshed, in case you’re ever in need of a meeting while on the job…. her gumboots are in the boot, literally.
Sharon & her partner contract milk in Hawkes Bay, equipping Sharon with extensive “on farm” knowledge & many interesting conversations with her client base. It goes without saying, her passion, dedication & commitment to the agricultural & horticultural arenas through the energy industry, prove a real asset to farmenergy.
Jacinda is our expert in markets and analysis. Her experience in the energy sector spans 15 years in both Australia and NZ and she has developed a deep understanding of what drives value for customers especially in the farming sector.
An integral member of the team Jacinda will work closely with Sharon to develop insights that help our farmers every day.