Study suggests time-of-use billing will bring farmers modest savings

But, says one farmer, overall increases in electricity costs may eat up the savings


Time-of-use billing isn’t going to increase hydro costs in dairy barns. Indeed, some small savings will result, according to a study conducted by Hydro One, the largest distributor of power in rural Ontario, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).

The study was conducted on 50 Ontario dairy farms in 2009, explains OFA policy researcher Ted Cowan.

Better Farming - December 2010