The case study, conducted by AgEcon/CottonInfo's Jon Welsh and AgEcon's Janine Powell, was undertaken to consider the economic and environmental impact of installing microgrids to offset the energy use of surface water irrigation pumps and a small grain drying facility in the Fitzroy Valley of Queensland. The study aims to find solutions ultimately leading to lower energy costs and greater sustainability through carbon emissions abatement. The study was supported by CRDC.