Alternative power generation projects
The following alternative power generation projects were supported under the Energy Savings Fund:
Retail Shopping Centre Embedded Cogeneration program
The Charlestown Square Shopping Centre is generating its own electricity for power, heating and cooling using two gas-fired combustion engines. The project is the largest tri-generation project of its kind for a retail shopping centre. It is saving 12,202 megawatt hours of electricity and 5,947 tonnes of greenhouse gase emissions each year. The electricity generated by the two gas combustion engines is significantly reducing operating costs.
Sydney Water Corporation
Sydney Water's Renewable Energy Generation - Stage 2
Sydney Water is generating its own energy from hydroelectricity and methane to help power three of its sewage treatment plants. Mini-hydro generators have been installed at North Head and Woronora Sewage Treatment Plants to generate 13,000 MWh of energy each year - the equivalent power generation needed for 1,672 homes. A biogas generator has also been installed at the Warriewood Sewage Treatment Plant to harness methane emitted from sewage to power the facility, saving 10,651 MWh of electricity and 11,290 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.
Willoughby City Council
Co-generation at Willoughby Leisure Centre
Willoughby Leisure Centre is generating most of its own electricity to heat the building, pool water and showers. Thermal energy is recovered from equipment as it runs during the day to save 670 MWh of electricity and 413 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.
Page last updated: 07 December 2012