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Maintain Canterbury’s existing contribution to New Zealand’s security of electricity supply.
Seek opportunities – as part of the design and planning of new infrastructure – to reduce electricity demand for water use, to provide for multiple uses, and to factor generation into existing irrigation infrastructure.
Identify and implement opportunities to reduce electricity demand for water use.
Start projects to generate electricity from existing irrigation infrastructure.
Increase the productivity per unit of electricity per hectare for irrigation, and equivalent measures in other areas.
Factor the efficient use of electricity in all irrigation infrastructure.
Reduce the energy used per hectare for irrigation, compared to the 2010/11 season.
Generate at least 40-45% of the power used for irrigation from irrigation infrastructure (including multi-use hydroelectric generation and irrigation systems) and other renewable on-farm sources.
Maintain or increase Canterbury’s contribution to New Zealand’s security of electricity supply.
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