Tasmanian farmer finds a "nutty" way of beating power regulations

Andrew Miller
By Andrew Miller
Updated August 17 2021 - 4:15am, first published August 13 2021 - 9:30pm
NOVEL SOLUTION: Simon Hackett has circumvented the regulations by linking all the plant, houses and sheds on his 70 hectare farm by cable to his 100kw solar system.

A northern Tasmanian prime lamb producer has found a novel way around TasNetworks regulations, which restricts power generated on-farm to use in only one piece of plant, home or shed.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Journalist

I'm a general reporter with Stock & Land, with a special interest in irrigation issues. I completed my cadetship, with the Age, in 1980. Over my career, I've worked for ABC radio news (Mt Isa, Qld) and at provincial and suburban newspapers.

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