Energetics Congratulates Sydney Water

29 Feb 2008Archived News Energetics in the News

We are delighted to congratulate our client, Sydney Water, who last night won, amongst other awards, the Government Green Globe Award for their renewable energy generation schemes.


Sydney Water was last night recognised as a leader in sustainable energy practice, winning a Green Globe Award for its commitment to renewable energy generation projects.

Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott said the award recognises Sydney Water’s commitment to sustainability.

“Sydney Water’s combined portfolio of renewable energy projects will reduce Sydney Water’s energy use by 20 per cent, saving approximately 85,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year,” Dr Schott said.

“Sydney Water has committed $45 million to building the eight new renewable energy plants by July 2010.”

Co-generation plants are being installed at five locations:
• Bondi Sewage Treatment Plant
• Wollongong Sewage Treatment Plant
• Liverpool Sewage Treatment Plant
• Glenfield Sewage Treatment Plant
• Warriewood Sewage Treatment Plants*

Three hydro-electric generators are being installed at:
• Prospect Reservoir
• Woronora Pipeline*
• North Head Sewage Treatment Plant*
(*Supported by the NSW Government’s Climate Change Fund)

These are in addition to three cogeneration plants already operating at Malabar, Cronulla and recently installed project at North Head Sewage Treatment Plant.

“The co-generation plants use state-of-the-art combustion technology to convert biogas, a product of the sewage treatment process, into electricity in much the same way as energy generation occurs in a car,” Dr Schott said.

“The hydro-electric plants generate energy from water passing through pipes, or in the case of North Head from treated sewage falling to the deep ocean outfall.

“The Prospect Hydro Generation Project is Sydney Water’s largest renewable energy project. It will produce around 20,000 megawatt hours annually.

“These new projects are among a range of initiatives we are implementing to help Sydney Water reach its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2020.

"Sydney Water’s Energy Partners WorleyParsons and Energetics have been instrumental in developing the portfolio of Renewable Energy Projects."

The Green Globe Awards recognise and honour achievement in environmental sustainability. Winners are selected by a panel of judges who are experts in the fields of water, energy and sustainability. The awards are supported by the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

For more information on the renewable energy projects or on Sydney Water’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral, visit http://www.sydneywater.com.au

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