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CLEAN ENERGY

HIGHLY EFFICIENT, LOWER EMISSION TECHNOLOGY

Cogeneration and trigeneration energy installations are making a significant impact on lowering power usage costs in base load building power generation.

They deliver high efficiency and low emission power to on and off-grid installations. Power is produced on-site, energy costs and emissions are reduced.


ABOUT COGENERATION & TRIGENERATION
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Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of electrical energy and thermal energy, also referred to as combined heat and power (CHP). Trigeneration is the addition of the ability to create cooling.

Waste energy is recaptured and reused – for heating/cooling.
Instead of needing extra power, this waste can be used for useful purposes such as:

  • Hot water production
  • Space heating
  • Hot air/steam for industrial heat processes
  • Space cooling (using an absorption chiller)
  • Dry air generation (with the use of a desiccant)

WHY COGENERATION/TRIGENERATION IS SIGNIFICANT
Better returns for your property investment.

It has been proven that Highly rated (4-5 star) NABERS rated properties earn superior returns. By installing a cogeneration or trigeneration power source you can add up 1 ½ stars to your NABERS rating.

Key advantages include:

  • Lower vacancy
  • Higher rent
  • Lower capex
  • Higher total return

 
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Protection against electricity price rises

Since Cogeneration/trigeneration power sources are local installations, and not dependent on being supplied from the grid – they will provide alternatives to the estimated 60% price increases in electricity grid prices in the coming years.

Reduce operational risks

At the core of cogeneration and trigeneration power are technologies which are reliable and have been used for many years. Additionally, your power source will not be dependent on mains grid power.

Minimise impact of future carbon credit schemes

Carbon credit schemes will reward low emission power plants. Studies have shown CO2 emissions are 66% lower with cogeneration and trigeneration.

Gives access to various government grants and rebate schemes for clean energy

Demonstrates your organisation’s support for environmental issues

WHO IS IT MOST APPLICABLE TO?
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels, cinemas and hospitality venues
  • Industrial & manufacturing facilities
  • Government offices of local, state and federal agencies
  • Multi-dwelling residential facilities
  • Educational facilities, such as universities and TAFE
  • Commercial, multi retail and mixed use commercial
  • Public utilities
HOW IS IT POWERED?

Cogeneration and trigeneration can use various fuels including coal, petroleum products, natural gas, biomass and biogas. The majority of cogeneration and trigeneration facilities installed in Australia use syngas due to its availability, cost and greenhouse intensity. Biomass is expensive to transport and not economically viable unless the source is nearby.


FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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