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Cogeneration feasibility training

Participants in a Cogeneration feasibility training course

An efficient onsite cogeneration plant can significantly reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, commonly natural gas.

This training consists of an introduction course designed for decision-makers and a technical course for specialists – such as engineers – conducting cogeneration pre-feasibility assessments.

The courses are designed to guide businesses towards determining whether a cogeneration system is the best technology for their organisation.

Introduction

What will you learn to do?

  • Understand how cogeneration and tri-generation work.
  • Understand the key technology types.
  • Recognise the key benefits and risks of cogeneration technology.
  • Investigate whether cogeneration is suitable for your site.
  • Understand at a high level the information required to size and select a cogeneration system.
  • Understand the differences between net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and simple payback periods in assessing feasibility.

Location and dates

New course dates to be advised. Please register your interest for future courses.

Who should attend?

The training is essential for managers of facilities, assets, finance and sustainability who want to investigate the suitability of a cogeneration system for their site. Engineers and technical experts should also attend this course as a prerequisite for the technical course.

Training format

The introduction course can be attended by itself and consists of a half-day course that covers practical information about cogeneration, including system-sizing and cost-benefit analysis.

Note: The introduction course is a prerequisite for the technical course.

Cost: $200 per person in Sydney and $100 per person in regional New South Wales.

Early bird discount of 25% available if you book one month before the course start date. Pay $150 instead of $200 or $75 instead of $100.

Technical course

What will you learn to do?

  • Collect and utilise energy data to identify energy and tariff information, and understand your site’s energy demand.
  • Understand how to select and size cogeneration equipment.
  • Understand how to evaluate the financial viability of a cogeneration system taking into account environmental considerations, implementation issues and other factors.
  • Use the cogeneration feasibility tool to identify the most appropriate plant size, different future price scenarios and financial estimates.
  • Determine whether the project should progress to a full engineering assessment.
  • Develop and communicate a business case for progressing to a full engineering assessment or implementation.
  • Understand the key make-or-break engineering and regulatory decisions.

Location and dates

New course dates to be advised. Please register your interest for future courses.

Who should attend?

Technical specialists (mainly engineers) with a focus on the technical aspects of cogeneration.

Training format

The course consists of one full-day workshop, open only to those who have attended the introductory course. Participants need to bring a laptop with Excel 2007 or later.

Cost: $200 per person in Sydney and $100 per person in regional New South Wales.

Early bird discount of 25% available if you book one month before the course start date. Pay $150 instead of $200 or $75 instead of $100.

Cogeneration feasibility guide and tool

Participants will use the Cogeneration Feasibility Guide (PDF 2.7MB) and the Cogeneration Feasibility Tool (XLSB 12.2MB) in the training.

Post-training support

Support is available for participating organisations to assist with cogeneration feasibility. Support options can include:

  • Site visit to develop cogeneration feasibility scope
  • Assistance with completing the Cogeneration Feasibility Tool

Other training courses available

The Energy Saver program delivers a range of other energy efficiency training courses across New South Wales, including Building the business case, Energy management basics, Lighting, HVAC for business, Commercial refrigeration, Aged care and Registered clubs.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2015