Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Voucher: Project Drum - Orton Grange farm energy management in a dairy farm with a highly diversified portfolio and RES surplus exporting potential under a community led scheme

Project: Knowledge Exchange

Project Details


The goal of this project is to perform an analysis on the renewable energy exporting potential from renewable energy sources including solar PV and wind, against the demands of a housed energy intensive pedigree dairy farm milking using a traditional herringbone parlour with a number of diversified businesses including a café, food hall, swimming pool and other retail activities. Through this analysis, energy availability and feasibility of exploiting the energy surplus will be explored in order to inform business models of community energy sharing, battery storage and export, EV charging etc.
Effective start/end date27/06/2431/12/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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