Trigeneration saves Castle Hill RSL $200,000 a year

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A new trigeneration system installed at the Castle Hill RSL Club in Sydney’s northwest is set to deliver savings of $200,000 a year.

A new trigeneration system installed at the Castle Hill RSL Club in Sydney’s northwest is set to deliver savings of $200,000 a year. Designed, supplied, installed and maintained by Simons Green Energy and supported by $495,500 in Federal Labor funding, the trigeneration system will produce enough electricity to power the club, while turning the waste heat into useful heating and cooling, thereby saving on energy costs and cutting carbon emissions.
Castle Hill RSL Club successfully applied for a $495,500 Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) grant that provided the co-funding for the 378 kW trigeneration system. The payback period for this project is estimated at 2.5 years.
The installation follows Simons Green Energy’s installation of a cogeneration system at the club’s C2K Aquatic Centre in September 2011. The club has saved approximately $160,000 over the past two years in energy costs.
The trigeneration system is expected to:

  • reduce energy costs by approximately $200,000 in the first year
  • reduce carbon emissions by 1208 tonnes per annum
  • provide an estimated return on investment of 29 percent per annum
  • result in a payback period of approximately 2.5 years
  • provide 378 kW of electricity
  • produce 400 kW (t) of thermal output in the form of hot water as a ‘free’ by-product from the engine’s waste heat stream, and
  • produce 300kW(r) of refrigeration output in the form of chilled water as a ‘free’ by- product from the engines waste heat stream.

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