City of Sydney using trigeneration energy

Pictured: (L-R) City of Sydney Manager Green Infrastructure Implementation Chris Collins, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore; Trigeneration Project Engineer Bani Tachril

Town Hall House has fully phased in its trigeneration plant providing energy, heating and cooling to 1500 City of Sydney employees.

The plant has been phased in over the past three months and now supplies Sydney’s civic buildings from 7am to 10pm on working weekdays.

The trigeneration plant will run on natural or renewable gases and is about the size of a shipping container. It is more than twice as efficient as coal-fired power generation.

The City of Sydney received a grant of $3.05 million from the Federal Government’s Community Energy Program.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the 1400 kilowatt system was expected to cut carbon emissions by more than 40,000 tonnes over its 30-year lifetime, and an average of $320,000 a year.

“Installing trigeneration power at Town Hall is already helping us reduce our reliance on coal-generated energy hauled in from the Hunter Valley and allows us to power, heat and cool our buildings from a clean, local supply,” she said.