Variable Speed Drives:

Reducing energy costs in horticulture


Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) can play a significant role in lowering energy use and reducing operating costs in the horticultural sector by improving the energy efficiency of electric motors that drive pumps and irrigation and ventilation systems.

Topics covered in this brochure include:

  • Sector overview.
  • What is a VSD?.
  • Using VSDs in irrigation systems.
  • Using VSDs in greenhouses.
  • Eskom’s national Advisory Service.

Call 08600 37566 and leave your name and number and one of our advisors will contact you. Alternatively, ask for a specific advisor to contact you. email address: