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Castle Hill
RSL Club

Project 1 - 142 kW Cogeneration Project 1 - 142 kW Cogeneration

C2K COGENERATION PROJECT – STAGE 1

Saving the Club $80,000 a year on energy costs

Simons Green Energy designed and installed a 142 kW Cogeneration System at Castle Hill RSL’s C2K Aquatic Centre in September 2011. The system produces cleaner electricity onsite and uses waste heat to provide hot water for domestic use, for space heating and for heating 4 indoor swimming pools.

Since its launch, C2K Aquatic Centre has saved $80,000 a year on energy costs and reduced carbon emissions by 540 tonnes each year.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Castle Hill RSL Club
  • Commissioning Date: September 2011
  • System Components:
    • SEVA 142 kWe CHP Unit
  • Cogeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 142 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 207 kWt of heat
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the aquatic centre
    • Space heating for the aquatic centre
    • Hot water for showers and swimming pools

Key Outcomes

  • Carbon emissions reduction: 540 tonnes per year, equivalent to removing 120 cars a year off the road.
  • Average cost savings: $80,000 per annum.
  • Payback Period: 4.5 years.
  • ROI: 30%.

Stage 2 – Trigeneration Project

Castle Hill RSL Club identified the need to improve the energy efficiency of their aquatic centre and the rest of the club to reduce current and projected energy costs while minimising their carbon footprint.

After the successful installation of Cogeneration system at C2K, Simons Green Energy was engaged to design, supply and install a state of the Trigeneration system on the Club’s main building to complete the stage 2 of this innovative energy efficiency project.


Project 1 - 378 kW Trigeneration Project 1 - 378 kW Trigeneration

CASTLE HILL RSL STAGE 2- TRIGENERATION PROJECT

Reducing electricity consumption by 40%, saving $250,000 a year

After the successful Cogeneration installation at Castle Hill RSL’s C2K Aquatic Centre, Simons Green Energy was subsequently re-engaged to design, supply and install a state-of-the-art Trigeneration system.

We assisted the Club to attain a $495,500 government grant that facilitated the investment in this innovative technology, reducing its payback period to only 2.5 years.

The 378 kW Trigeneration system produces cleaner electricity onsite and converts waste heat, into space heating, domestic hot water and space cooling.

Since it was launched in September 2013, the Trigeneration system is saving the Club approximately $250,000 a year on energy costs.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Castle Hill RSL Club
  • Commissioning Date: August 2013
  • System Components:
    • ENER-G Model 375 CHP Unit
    • Shuangliang 300kWth Absorption Chiller
  • Trigeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 378 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 400 kWt of heat
    • Generates 300 kWt of cooling
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the main building
    • Heating, Cooling and domestic hot water production

Key Outcomes

  • Carbon emissions reduction: 1208 tonnes per year, equivalent to removing 268 cars a year off the road.
  • Average cost savings: $250,000 per annum
  • Payback Period: 2.5 years
  • ROI: 29%

Stage 2 – Trigeneration Project

Simons Green Energy provided a complete Trigeneration Solution. We designed, supplied installed, commissioned and maintained both Cogeneration and Trigeneration systems on site. As an added value solution, we assisted the Club with the government grant application and with the Marketing and communications activities required by the grant.

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Rydges Sydney
Airport Hotel

70 kW Cogeneration 70 kW Cogeneration

RYDGES SYDNEY AIRPORT HOTEL- COGENERATION PROJECT

Providing back-up power supply and peace of mind

Simons Green Energy installed a 70 kW Cogeneration unit at the new Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel that provides power for critical services in case of grid failure as well as domestic hot water.

The Cogeneration unit was configured to run in two different modes: Grid parallel connection, providing base load power when it is cost effective to do so, and Emergency Island Mode connection to supply back-up power.

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel launched the Cogeneration system in March 2013.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Denwol Group
  • Commissioning Date: March 2013
  • Cogeneration System
    • 70 kW SEVA CHP unit
    • 3 x 3,500 litre domestic hot water storage tanks
  • Trigeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 70 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 109 kWt of heat
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the hotel
    • Back-up power supply in case of grid failure
    • Domestic hot water

Key Outcomes

  • Carbon emissions reduction: 251 tonnes per year, equivalent to planting 2510 new trees each year
  • Payback Period: less than 5 years

Cogeneration Installation

Simons Green Energy was engaged to design, install and commission the system and worked closely with Denwol Group as well as with the appointed builder Lipman Ltd. to ensure a smooth installation.

Swinburne University
of Technology

230 kW Trigeneration 230 kW Trigeneration

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY - TRIGENERATION PROJECT

Onsite power, heating and cooling at Swinburne University

Simons Green Energy supplied and installed a 230kWe natural gas fired Trigeneration Plant at Swinburne University of Technology in Victoria.

The Trigeneration Plant was part of the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Design Centre (AMDC) at Swinburne’s Hawthorn Campus. The ten level building is approximately 17,000 square meters in size.

The system was made up of 230 kW ENER-G CHP  and 250 kW Shuangliang Absorption Chiller.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Swinburne University
  • System Components
    • 230 kW ENER-G CHP
    • 250 kW Shuangliang Absorption Chiller
  • Trigeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 230 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 358 kWt of heat
    • Generates 250 kWt of cooling
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the campus
    • Space heating
    • Space cooling

Key Outcome

  • Achieve a 5 Star Green Star-rated building.

Trigeneration Installation

Simons Green Energy worked closely with mechanical contractor Allstaff Air-conditioning and global engineering consultants Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) to ensure a smooth installation.

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Crowne Plaza
Resort & Brewery

375 kW Cogeneration 375 kW Cogeneration

CROWNE PLAZA RESORT & BREWERY - COGENERATION PROJECT

Brewing power and heat at the Hunter Valley

Lovedale Brewery is a Brewery inside the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. It is a state-of-the-art facility which will pump out 41 hectalitres of quality craft beer in the next 2 years, with a 300 square metre brewery, micro distillery and cellar door established as part of the hotel’s main complex.

This glass-walled working boutique brewery has the ability to produce up to 200,000 litres of beer annually and eight beers and ciders at a time including the new Lovedale Lager and the popular Sydney Cider.

Simons Green Energy was engaged to supply a complete Cogeneration solution that will provide power and heating to the brewery and the resort.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Schwartz Family Company
  • System components:
    • 375 kWe ENER-G CHP unit
  • Cogeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 378 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 401 kWt of heat
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Power for the hotel building
    • Hot water for swimming pool heating
    • Space heating
    • Domestic hot water
    • Process heat for the Brewery

Key Outcomes

  • Return on Investment: 20%
  • Payback Period: 4.5 years
  • Average energy savings: $186,000 per year
  • Carbon emissions reduction: 1,148 Tonnes per year

Cogeneration installation

Crowne Plaza Brewery and Resorts will become the centre of operations for the Schwartz Family’s Sydney Brewing Company. The new Cogeneration system will provide provide cleaner and cheaper electricity than grid supply power, saving 230 gr CO2 per litre of beer produced.

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1 King William St.
Adelaide

310 kW Trigeneration 310 kW Trigeneration

1 KING WILLIAM ST. ADELAIDE, TRIGENERATION PROJECT

Achieving 5 Star NABERS energy rating with Trigeneration

1 King William Street, Adelaide is a 19-storey office tower built in the 1965. Lucid Consulting had identified the need to reduce the building’s energy expenditure and carbon footprint and achieve a higher NABERS Energy rating which would increase yield and the value of the building. The Sustainable Energy System (SES) plan included the installation of a tri-generation system and roof top array of solar panels.

Simons Green Energy was engaged to supply, install and commission the Trigeneration project.

The Team worked closely with Lucid consultants, contractors Hansen Yuncken, O’Connors and client CBRE to ensure that the mechanical and electrical installation was completed in line with the set milestones and deadlines. SGE commissioned the Trigeneration system in April 2014.

Project Notes

  • Site: 1 King William Street, Adelaide.
  • Client: Lucid Consulting
  • Commissioning Date: April 2014
  • Trigeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 310 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 358 kWt of heat
    • Generates 294 kWt of cooling
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • Applications:
    • Base load electricity for the main building during their usual hours of operation
    • Export power to the grid during shoulder and off-peak periods
    • Hot water for space heating in winter
    • Chilled water for air-conditioning in summer

Key Outcomes

  • Awarded with 5 Star NABERS energy rating for increased energy efficiency.
  • Carbon emissions reduction of 766 tonnes per year, equivalent to planting 7,660 new trees

Innovation

The Trigeneration system design incorporated a newly developed electrical fault protection system interface between the authority ‘ SA Power Networks’ and the generation plant. The inter-tripping unit (ITU) enables SAPN to isolate the generator in the event of a fault in the system. This system also allows the generator to export energy to the network grid when the building electrical demand is low during early morning start-up of the plant.

Mingara
Recreation Club

2 X 230 kW Cogeneration 2 X 230 kW Cogeneration

MINGARA RECREATION CLUB - COGENERATION PROJECT

Mingara is set to save $350,000 a year with Cogeneration

Mingara Recreation Club’s facilities offer a unique swimming centre, a fitness centre, a relaxation area, restaurants and more.

With the aim for reducing energy costs while minimising their environmental footprint, the Club installed two Cogeneration systems that provide over 50% of the Club’s electricity needs while converting waste heat into hot water for the swimming pools and for showers.

The project received $818,872 in grant funding from the Australian Government, delivering compelling financial and environmental benefits for the lifetime of the system.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Mingara Leisure Group
  • Commissioning Date: August 2014
  • System Components
    • 2 x ENER-G 229 kW Cogeneration units
  • Cogeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 458 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 716 kWt of heat
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • Applications
    • Base load electricity for main building
    • Water heating for swimming pools
    • Hot water for showers

Key Outcomes

  • Carbon emissions reduction: 1,500 tonnes per annum
  • Average cost savings: $350,000 per year during the first 5 years
  • Payback period: 2.5 years
  • ROI: 45%

Installation

The installation of the two Cogeneration units required the construction of a new internal plant room located in the basement of the main building to house the system. The plant room is located adjacent to the Club’s administration offices hence the installation was designed to ensure that no acoustic or vibration impacts would be experienced.

The system was official launched on Wednesday 8th October, to access the photo gallery click here or watch the project’s video.

Little Creatures Brewery
Geelong

1.2 MW Cogeneration 1.2 MW Cogeneration

LITTLE CREATURES BREWERY GEELONG - COGENERATION PROJECT

Onsite power and heat for the brewery

The new Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong, Victoria and it was built on a heritage building site. The facility has a 1.2 MW Cogeneration system as well as other energy efficient equipment such as energy recovery systems in the brew-house, automation for cleaning regimes and variable speed drives on motors throughout the plant.

Simons Green Energy was engaged by brewery plant suppliers Krones AG to supply a 800 kW and  a 400 kW CHP units

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Little Creatures Brewing
  • Systems Components:
    • SEVA 1 x 800 kW CHP unit
    • SEVA 1 x 400 kW CHP unit
  • Cogeneration Capacity
    • Total Electrical Power: 1,200 kWe
    • Total Thermal Power: 1282 kWt
  • Fuel Source: Natural Gas
  • System application
    • Base load electricity for the brewery
    • Hot water for process heat

Campbelltown
Arts Centre

Cogeneration Feasibility Analysis Cogeneration Feasibility Analysis

CAMPBELLTOWN ART CENTRE - TRIGENERATION FEASIBILITY STUDY

Trigeneration feasibility for Campbelltown City Council

Campbelltown Arts Centre (owned and operated by Campbelltown City Council) and Aquafit Fitness and Leisure Centre (owned and operated by Campbelltown Catholic Club) are two iconic, highly used facilities located in the Campbelltown Local Government Area and Macarthur region.

Simons Green Energy conducted a feasibility study to analyse the potential for development of a district-based Cogeneration or Trigeneration system to serve the electrical, heating and cooling needs of the Aquafit Fitness and Leisure Centre and the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

 

Project Notes

  • Client: Campbelltown City Council
  • Scope Feasibility Study:
    • Analysis of the technical and financial feasibility of a Cogeneration and Trigeneration energy solution for Campbelltown Arts Centre and Aquafit Fitness and Leisure Centre.

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Maitland City
Bowls Club

150 kW Trigeneration System 150 kW Trigeneration System

MAITLAND CITY BOWLS - TRIGENERATION PROJECT

Trigeneration complements major HVAC retrofit

Maitland City Bowls Sports and Recreation Club is located in the regional suburb of Rutherford and is currently the home base to most local sporting clubs, and community organisations, including cricket, football and AFL.

The Club embarked on an energy audit which identified the need to move away from electric duct heating to hot water based heating. Trigeneration was the recommended solution to satisfy the Club’s power, heating and cooling demands.

The Trigeneration system was officially launched on 15th August 2013.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Maitland City Bowls
  • Commissioning Date: August 2013
  • System Components
    • ENER-G 150 kW Cogeneration unit
    • Shuangliang Absorption Chiller
  • Trigeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 150 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 236 kWt of heat
    • Produces 135 kWt of cooling
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the building
    • Space heating
    • Domestic hot water
    • Chilled water for air conditioning

Key Outcomes

  • Average annual energy savings: $50,000
  • Grid-based electricity consumption was heavily reduced
  • Carbon emissions reduction: 500 tonnes per annum
  • Payback period: 4.5 years

Retrofit with Trigen

The Club’s HVAC project included retrofitting  five electric duct heating units and piping the system for a new hot-water based system. The removal of the electric duct heating system has eliminated 120 kW of electric heating load.

The new Trigeneration system now provides heating from waste heat from the Cogeneration unit’s engine. This was a leap forward for the Club with the Trigeneration system providing both supplementary heating and cooling for present demand and for foreseeable future expansion that will increase demand to cater for a further 2000 square metres of gaming, catering and function areas.

Wagga Wagga
Oasis Aquatic Centre

229 kW Cogeneration System 229 kW Cogeneration System

WAGGA WAGGA OASIS AQUATIC CENTRE - COGENERATION PROJECT

Wagga Wagga Council saves $320,000 a year with Cogeneration

Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre, founded by Wagga Wagga City Council in 2003, has a 25 metres indoor pool, a 50 metres outdoors pool, a beach and water leisure areas, a turbo pool, a sports stadium and a children’s playground.

The Council identified the need to upgrade their conventional heating system to reduce energy costs as well as cutting carbon emissions.  Simons Green Energy was engaged to supply and install a 229 kW Cogeneration system was that provides cleaner onsite electricity and hot water for pool heating and space heating at no cost.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Wagga Wagga City Council
  • Commissioning Date: August 2013
  • System Components:
    • ENER-G 230 CHP Unit
  • Cogeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 229 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 358 kWt of heat
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the Aquatic Centre
    • Swimming pools heating
    • Space heating

Key Outcomes

  • Payback period: Less than 2 years
  • Carbon emissions reductions: 1332 tonnes per annum
  • Average energy savings: $320,000

Cogeneration

The Cogeneration project received $412,582 in government funding, resulting in a payback period of less than 2 years. .

The installation of a 229kW cogeneration system at the Oasis Aquatic Centre has been a very successful project for Wagga Wagga City Council in partnership with CEEP and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. The commissioned plant is now in operation and is producing a significant reduction in energy costs while also providing environmental benefits through the reduction in carbon emissions.” Said Ben Creighton, Facility Manager of Oasis Regiona Aquatic Centre, Wagga Wagga.

 

Devonport
Aquatic Centre

70 kW Cogeneration System 70 kW Cogeneration System

DEVONPORT AQUATIC CENTRE - COGENERATION PROJECT

FREE heating for Devonport Aquatic Centre

Responding to increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions, Simons Green Energy installed a state of the art Cogeneration energy system at  Devonport Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Tasmania.
The system provides the Aquatic Centre with onsite power and converts waste heat into swimming pool heating, space heating and domestic hot water for free.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Devonport City Council
  • Commissioning Date: April 2013
  • System Components: ENER-G 70 kWe CHP unit
  • Cogeneration Capacity:
    • Provides 70 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 109 kWt of heat
  • Fuel Source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the Aquatic Centre
    • Swimming pool heating
    • Domestic hot water
    • Space heating

Why Cogeneration?

“One of Council’s key strategies is to live lightly on our environment and the Cogeneration System certainly fits into making a major contribution to Council’s goal in its strategic plan. This power system for the Aquatic Centre fits into our carbon reduction strategy and certainly will improve the energy and cost efficiency of running the facility which will be welcomed by Council and ratepayers,” Said Mr Ian McCallum, General Manager at Devonport City Council.

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Twin Town
Services Club Banora

230 kW Trigeneration System 230 kW Trigeneration System

CLUB BANORA - TRIGENERATION PROJECT

Trigen to cool down Banora

Club Banora, as part of the Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts, is a community oriented Club located in Tweed Heads. Its facilities comprise a Golf course, a 3700 m2 building and two outdoor swimming pools previously opened only during the summer months.

In order to provide members with energy efficient facilities, extend the swimming club’s operations and reduce operating costs, the Club installed a state of the art Trigeneration energy system in July 2014.

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Project Notes

  • Site owner: Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts
  • Commissioning date: July 2014
  • System Components
    • ENERG 230 kW Cogeneration unit
    • Shuangliang 250 kW Absorption Chiller
    • 700 kW cooling tower
  • Trigeneration Capacity
    • Total electrical output 230 kW(e)
    • Total thermal output 358 kW(t)
    • Total chilled water output 250 kW(t)
  • System applications:
    • Electricity base load for Club Banora’s main building
    • Swimming pool heating
    • Space cooling for main building

Key Outcomes

  • Carbon emissions reduction: 740 tonnes per annum
  • Average cost savings: $125,000 per year during the first 5 years
  • Payback period: 4 years
  • ROI: 25%

Trigen delivers better services to members

The Trigeneration system generates over 50% of the electricity required to power the Club, reducing its reliance on grid supplied power. The waste heat from the Cogeneration engine is used to heat the outdoor swimming pools which was previously unachievable due to the cost of running the existing boiler during winter.

As a result the swimming club can now operate all year round, increasing pool attendance in the winter months.

FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE

125 kW Trigeneration + Micro-Generation 125 kW Trigeneration + Micro-Generation

FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE - TRIGENERATION & MICRO GENERATION

Trigeneration, Micro-Generation, fuel cells and more

The Frankston Arts Centre is a landmark theatre and art gallery located on Frankston, VIC. The Arts Centre provides community access with workshops, exhibitions and youth arts projects running throughout the year.

Simons Green Energy was engaged to build a state of the art showcase plant which includes a range of sustainable energy including Trigeneration, Micro – Cogeneration and fuel cells power generation.

Project Notes

  • • Site Owner: Frankston City Council
  • Commissioning Date: TBC
  • Project Components:
    • 125 kW ENER-G CHP Unit
    • 135 kW Shuangliang Absorption Chiller
    • 5 kW Blugen Fuel Cell generator
    • 3.5 kW Qnergy Micro CHP unit
    • 5 kW Yanmar Micro CHP unit
  • Trigeneration Capacity
    • Generates 125 kWe of electricity
    • Provides 200 kWt of heat
    • Provides 135 kWt of cooling
  • Applications:
    • Base load electricity for the Art Centre
    • Space Heating
    • Air Conditioning

Key Outcomes

  • First sustainable energy showcase for educational purposes in the area
  • Carbon emissions reduction: 450 tonnes per year
  • Average energy savings: $50,000 per year

Trigeneration Showcase Plant

Simons Green Energy was engaged to supply, install, commission and maintain all the technology components of this state of the art demonstration site. The Trigeneration was installed on the roof of the building with the suite of Micro-Generation technologies located at the underground car park are to showcase the component of the renewable energy efficiency pilot project.

Construction works are still in progress.

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HORNSBY AQUATIC CENTRE

100 kW Cogeneration System 100 kW Cogeneration System

HORNSBY AQUATIC CENTRE - COGENERATION PROJECT

Combined Heat and Power for the new Aquatic Centre

Cogeneration is providing a large portion of the Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre ‘s energy needs, while providing hot water for showers and swimming pools.

The indoor pools have been designed to operate at 31 to 32 degrees water temperature. An extensive study of the options available was carried out at the design phase and the provision of a Cogeneration System was selected as the most cost effective solution for the project. Simons Green Energy supplied and installed the 100 kW Cogeneration system.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner: Hornsby Shire Council
  • Commissioning Date: July 2014
  • System Components:
    • 100 kW ENER-G CHP Unit
  • Cogeneration Capacity:
    • 100 kWe of Electricity
    • 172 kWe of Heat
  • System Application:
    • Base load electricity for Aquatic Centre
    • Swimming pools heating
    • Hot water for showers

Key Outcomes

  • Average energy savings: $72,000 per year
  • Carbon emissions reduction: 384 Tonnes per year

A State of the Art Facility

Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre offers the community outstanding services and facilities including: a heated eight lane 50 metre outdoor pool for lap swimming and water polo, outdoor seating for 500 spectators with a spectacular view of Old Mans Valley,a heated, ten metre by 25 metre indoor pool for learn-to-swim activities,a leading edge gymnasium, a heated leisure pool with zero depth entry leading into a walking zone and more.

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East Village Zetland

583 kW Absorption Chiller 583 kW Absorption Chiller

EAST VILLAGE ZETLAND - ABSORPTION CHILLER

Producing cooling from “waste”

East Village is a one-of-a-kind retail and residential complex located 3 km away from Sydney CBD. The facilities comprise a supermarket, a health club, 50 specialty shops, apartments and over 680 parking spaces .

This new residential-commercial complex  been designed to the highest sustainability standards to achieve a a 5 Star Green Star Design rating.

Simons Green Energy was engaged to supply a 583 Absorption Chiller that can run on waste hot water from a Cogeneration engine or on natural gas, providing tenants with low-cost and low-carbon air-conditioning all year round.

Project Notes

  • Site Owner : Payce
  • Commissioning Date: November 2014
  • System Component:
    • 583 kW Shuangliang Absorption Chiller
  • Capacity:
    • 583kW cooling capacity from 721 kW (waste)
  • Fuel Source:
    • Waste hot water from a Cogeneration
    • Natural gas as backup
  • System Application:
    • Chilled water for air conditioning

Key Outcomes

  • Capable of saving 895 tonnes per year when running on waste hot water
  • Average annual savings: Up to $170, 290 if operating on waste hot water

Benefits of a non-electric chiller

Absorption Chillers are designed to run on various fuels including waste hot water from a generator (if available),  producing cooling from a “free” source. When running on such configuration, Absorption Chillers can cleaner and cheaper cooling than other types of chillers.

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Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL

505 kW Trigeneration System 505 kW Trigeneration System

Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL -Trigeneration System

TRIGEN SYSTEM, ‘THE GREEN STAR’ OF CANTERBURY’S ENERGY AND FACILITIES MASTER PLAN

Designed to provide the community with fresh, sustainable and energy efficient facilities, the $15 million plan includes the installation of a state-of-the-art Trigeneration System, along with upgrades to gym, entertainment, parking and air-conditioning systems.

Simons Green Energy designed and installed the Trigeneration system that will save the Club an average of $185,000 a year on energy costs. The Club will replace more than 50% of grid-supplied electricity for cleaner and cheaper energy produced on site.

 

Project Notes

  • Client: Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL
  • System Components
    ENER-G 505 kW CHP unit
    Shuangliang 400 kWth Absorption Chiller
    SGE-Vision Trigeneration Control & Monitoring
  • Trigeneration Capacity
    • Provides 505 kWe of electricity
    • Produces 527 kWt of heat
    • Generates 400 kWt of cooling
  • Fuel source: Natural gas
  • System application:
    • Base load electricity for the building
    • Space Heating & Cooling

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Carbon emissions reduction:1,590 tonnes per annum which is equivalent to taking 352 cars off the road each year.
  • Average cost savings: $185,000 per year.
  • Payback Period: 4 years.
  • ROI: 35%.

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