Baileys of Glenrowan

Glenrowan, VIC

July 2021 - October 2021

Baileys of Glenrowan
Baileys of Glenrowan
Baileys of Glenrowan

Project Description

EnergyLink Services undertook a comprehensive energy audit for Casella Family Brands to baseline the scope 1 and 2 emissions at their Baileys of Glenrowan winery. Baileys of Glenrowan is a vineyard and winery established in 1870 that grows and processes a variety of red and white grapes, including Shiraz, Muscat, Tokay, and Cabernet Sauvignon, among others.

The project was initiated with a kick-off meeting with Casella Family Brands’ project team to establish communication protocols, data availability and discuss site operations. Data was collected and analysed by EnergyLink Services to establish an understanding of the site’s energy consumption profiles and operations. Armed with site information, a site visit was organized with each of the site managers. At the site visit, we established lines of communication with the site operators, and developed a detailed understanding of the site’s operations and its energy consuming equipment. We also discussed opportunities previously identified or implemented by the site, as well as any potential barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency opportunities.

Based on the data collected and information gathered during the site visit, the scope 1 and 2 baselines and Type 2 Energy Audit were completed. The audit report included the development of energy performance indicators, energy use breakdown, detailed financial and technical business cases for opportunities identified by stakeholders, and the findings of the site visit. The opportunities identified included:

  1. Heat recovery from ammonia oil loop to replace LPG water heating system

  2. Modulated control systems for the ammonia refrigeration plant

  3. Insulation upgrades to reduce the demand of the refrigeration system to maintain the bulk storage tank temperatures

  4. Demand control of irrigation pump sets

  5. Solar PV arrays coupled with battery energy storage systems

  6. Light fitting upgrades

  7. Implement a total cost of ownership asset procurement policy

  8. Mobile plant efficiency measures

EnergyLink Services also identified opportunities to leverage the Victorian Energy Upgrades program to improve the business cases associated with proposed energy efficiency upgrades through certificate-based revenue streams.

Post-project workshops and presentations were held with the Baileys of Glenrowan site staff and Casella Family Brands’ Sustainability teams. These sessions enabled stakeholders to provide feedback and query the findings to ensure the outcomes were well understood and could be implemented by the Casella Family Brands’ team. As a result of the project, Casella Family Brands is now exploring completing similar projects at its other vineyards and wineries to deepen its understanding of scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and how they may reduce their operations' carbon intensity.

Key Results

  1. Completed a detailed type-2 energy audit report, which included detailed data analytics, mapped energy profiles and requirements, established energy and emissions baselines, energy end-use breakdown and Energy performance indicators

  2. Developed a series of ‘bankable business cases’ to improve energy efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and incorporate renewable energy opportunities.

  3. Identified opportunities to reduce energy costs by over $300,000 per year and reduce GHG emissions by approximately 357 tCO2e per annum.

Associated Services

Overview

EnergyLink Services undertook a comprehensive Type-2 energy audit for Casella Family Brands at its Baileys of Glenrowan winery and vineyard. The project included setting a scope 1 and 2 emissions baseline and conducting a Type-2 energy audit in accordance with the AS/NZS 3598.2:2014 standard. Our team assessed the winery and vineyard’s mobile plant, vineyard irrigation systems, and wine production facilities.

In the future, these opportunities will strengthen the vineyard’s resilience to energy supply and cost fluctuations, and improve its social license to appropriate as a result of reducing its impact on the environment.