The Ministry of Economics' Energy Bureau's 107 annual energy consumption survey of the agricultural sector found that the government promoted the development of refined agriculture, strengthened the application of science and technology, combined with leisure tourism, and created the added value of agriculture, making the power consumption in 2006 grow faster than 101 years. In addition, the development of green energy gradually entered. In rural areas, the agricultural sector has gradually increased the use of renewable energy such as biogas power generation and solar photovoltaics.
In order to understand the energy supply and demand patterns and characteristics of the agricultural sector, the Energy Bureau conducts energy consumption surveys for agriculture, forestry, fishery and animal husbandry industries every five years. According to the results of the 107year survey, the power consumption of the agricultural sector in 2006 increased by 12.1% compared with 101 years. The main reason is that the agricultural production is oriented towards refined production (healthy agriculture, scientific agriculture and leisure agriculture, etc.), resulting in increased use of electrical equipment, including: air conditioning, refrigeration, Insulation, pumping, and aeration equipment reflect the gradual refinement of agricultural production patterns and the popularization trend of agricultural science and technology environmental control equipment.
The Energy Bureau also found that the application of green energy in the agricultural sector has gradually increased. Common cases include recycling agricultural waste (such as livestock excrement) for anaerobic fermentation to produce biogas, and using fuel as power generation or heat generation to achieve agricultural resource recycling. In addition, some farmers also installed solar panels on the roof of the farmhouse to generate electricity for their own use, and sold the surplus electricity to the Taipower Company to make good use of the idle space and increase the income of farmers.
The Energy Bureau added that for the energysaving awareness of farmers, only 14.4% of users in agriculture and animal husbandry adopted energysaving measures. The adoption measures were mainly resource recycling (90.9%), followed by the replacement of production machinery and equipment (6.9). %); 18.2% of users in aquaculture fisheries adopt energysaving measures, and their adoption measures also have the highest proportion of resource recycling (55.6%), and the proportion of production machinery and equipment used for replacement is 35.7%, significantly higher than Farmers and herdsmen are high.
Finally, the Energy Bureau said that through the energy consumption survey of the agricultural sector, farmers can understand the energy use characteristics and energy conservation awareness of the farmers. It can be used as a reference for the energy conservation and carbon reduction policy measures of the agricultural sector, and can also give back energy statistics as the basis for the quality of the refined data.
Source: Ministry of Economic Affairs R.O.C