New partnership offers agribusinesses vital support

Aurora Energy and Rural Business Tasmania have partnered to provide Tasmanian agribusinesses with free services to help manage energy usage and costs.

The Agribusiness Support Program is a new collaboration that offers small rural and regional agribusinesses a flexible payment plan arrangement, financial management coaching sessions, and an on-farm usage audit to identify high usage plant and equipment, and provide advice on modifications that could assist in realising cost savings.

Aurora Energy chief executive officer Rebecca Kardos said the program would enable agribusiness customers to take control of their finances through tailored and practical ways to reduce their energy usage.

“Rural Business Tasmania has long advocated that a collegiate approach to managing issues and challenges facing our primary producers can deliver great outcomes for all involved,” chief executive officer Elizabeth Skirving said.

“We are delighted to team with Aurora Energy to progress such a practical and beneficial program that will deliver positive results in real terms.”