CIT led consortium to develop national agricultural energy optimisation platform
A consortium led by the MeSSO Research Group in CIT, consisting of Teagasc, Bord Bia, Met Éireann and the SEAI, have begun to develop the national agricultural energy optimisation platform (AEOP).
This project encourages future deployment of optimal renewable energy and energy efficient technologies throughout the Irish agri-sector via informed decision making.
This technical barrier will be removed through the deployment of AEOP, which will enable farmers to select the best energy solutions for their specific conditions.
AEOP will also give Irish policy makers access to up-to-date research outputs and next generation energy simulation and optimisation tools which will be used to provide direct guidance and support for policy makers in issues pertaining to the optimal utilisation of energy technologies in agriculture.
AEOP will enable farmers, industry professionals and policy makers to select the most beneficial energy technologies for specific agricultural applications. AEOP will combine new functionality for the beef and sheep farming sectors, which will be combined with an upgraded dairy energy model.