Maitland City Club launches trigeneration system

A 150kW state-of-the-art trigeneration system at Maitland City Bowls, Sports and Recreation Club, New South Wales, has been installed.

Federal Member for Hunter Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Joel Fitzgibbon officially turned on the system on August 15, 2013.

The club identified a need to improve energy efficiency while reducing current and projected energy costs, as well as cutting the club’s carbon footprint.

Simons Green Energy was engaged to design, supply, install and maintain the system, which will supply the club with enough power to cover base load electricity demands while utilising the waste heat to provide hot water for space heating, domestic hot water and chilled water.

The installation was funded by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, under their Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP).

Maitland City Club’s chief executive officer Ian Martin said the CEEP project incorporating Simon Green Energy’s trigeneration system is a major leap forward in energy efficiency for small to medium businesses.

“We were at a point where no further changes in our operation would reduce consumption and cost without a fundamental shift in the way we thought about electricity. Trigeneration provided the basis for our change on mindset,” he said.