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Central Otago’s fully electric, sustainable cherry orchard.

Posted 10 December 2021 by Marlies Wilson

Total Utilities helped Forest Lodge save money, gain real-time data visibility, and prove their 100% electric claims to grant providers. All to drive sustainable growth and set an example for food producers around the world. Why they needed us  Forest Lodge Orchard, a high-density cherry orchard in Cromwell, New Zealand, has gone fully electric with a hybrid solar and battery system tied to the grid. Owner-operator Mike Casey supports the national grid by exporting power at peak times. He also aims to provide an example of how an agricultural site can...
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Waste Case Study: Businesses send less to landfill, save on levies, and recycle and reuse more when they engage Total Utilities.

Posted 21 September 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

40% reduction in exposure to waste leviesContract savings of $420k between 2021 and 2024Ongoing recycling savings of $288k + each following year Why Organisations Need Us Significant financial, environmental and brand gains are achieved when businesses manage and monitor their waste efficiently.To combat our growing waste problem, the New Zealand government is increasing the levies on nonrecycled waste from $10 per tonne to $60 per tonne by 2024. Now more than ever, businesses need to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill.Our experienced waste consulting service team...
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PowerRadar™ helps reduce capital expenditures and increases storage capacity at a 40-hectare commercial water port

Posted 17 September 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

As the southernmost commercial deep-water port in New Zealand, South Port NZ worked with Total Utilities to implement Centrica Business Solutions’ Panoramic Power™ technology – avoiding costly upgrade projects and increasing available storage capacity. 80% increase in container storage days compared to previous year10mins to collect data from 51 revenue meters across site$600k savings from avoided capital project expenses (USD) Increasing capacity of available on-site storage South Port NZ is a deep-water port on a 40-hectare Island located in Bluff, New Zealand,...
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Case Study: Energy Contracts are never as simple as just getting a price.

Posted 8 September 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

Total Utilities is New Zealand’s largest issuer of business-to-business energy procurement tenders, providing energy purchasing services to many household names. With around 500 tenders issued to the market every year, getting favourable terms is crucial. But negotiating energy contracts is so much more than getting a great price. It involves an understanding of the many moving parts. Total-Utilities-Electric-Procurement-Case-StudyDownload The variables that influence retail energy prices are: GEOGRAPHICAL New Zealand’s population is dispersed over a large land area,...
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Case Study: South Port NZ uses Energy Insights to optimise cargo and marine services

Posted 5 August 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

Our client South Port NZ is currently utilising data-led insights from Centrica Business Solutions North America to increase efficiency and reduce
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Case Study: Thanks to real-time energy insights, New Zealand schools cut their emissions.

Posted 5 August 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

New Zealand Schools use real time energy data to easily identify energy waste and reduce carbon emissions. Total Utilities Energy Insights Case Study...
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Case Study: Rapid return on investment and long-term savings with power factor correction.

Posted 4 August 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

Total Utilities has assisted many clients in making long term immediate savings by identifying power factor issues and providing turnkey services to rectify the problem. Total Utilities Power Factor Case...
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Watercare House Case Study: Anchor tenant scores a NABERSNZ excellent rating for energy use

Posted 7 December 2017 by Chris Hargreaves

Pushkar Kulkarni from Total Utilities completed the site review and NABERSNZ Assessment of Watercare House. Here he provides additional commentary to the original published case study, highlighting the specific benefits of a NABERSNZ tenancy rating. "A NABERSNZ tenancy rating is an ideal tool for tenants as it shows them how their day to day operations impact their energy performance. It can also determine how well they manage energy and identify the opportunities that may exist to improve energy performance. In an increasingly competitive market place and businesses look for a point of...
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Ongoing Insights with Cloud Analytics: Zespri Case Study

Posted 31 October 2017 by David Spratt

In 2013, Zespri, one of the world’s leading horticultural companies, and the recognised category leader in kiwifruit, was facing many significant challenges. The Psa virus which attacked their main gold kiwifruit crop, had the potential to devastate the company and its grower shareholders. In addition, they were facing significant capital outlays associated with their existing ICT systems and the need to upgrade their computer hardware. Zespri had to ask questions like, "Could the new variety of crop, Sun Gold, be more robust and become another bestseller?", or, "Would our outputs...
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Driving transformation and savings in challenging times: Zespri case study

Posted 12 July 2016 by David Spratt

The year 2013 was tough for Zespri. The PSA virus was decimating its growers’ high value, gold kiwifruit crops across New Zealand. As well, a major initiative was underway to help growers replace existing cultivars with a more disease- tolerant variety, Sun Gold. The hope was that this cultivar’s vigorous fruiting qualities would also lead to strong production, that it would be outstandingly successful with consumers, and help sustain the growth of the industry. The Zespri board and executive had witnessed the devastation of the Christchurch earthquakes and the Japanese...
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