Green Energy Power Systems
In today’s economic environment, remaining competitive while reducing the carbon footprint for an organization is imperative. The search for the competitive edge, while complying with the global push for carbon reduction, is a constant challenge for today’s business leaders.
MPower leads the way in the provision of low carbon energy efficient power systems such as distributed trigeneration and cogeneration plants. These plants through the recovery of waste heat produced from reciprocating gas engines or gas turbines can achieve energy efficiencies near 90%. Power from a traditional coal fired power station can have a net efficiency as low as 25% with high carbon emissions.
The Australian Greenhouse Building Rating (AGBR) scheme rates a building’s greenhouse performance. The scheme rates buildings from one to five stars, with five stars representing exceptional greenhouse performance. MPower provides technologies that enable its clients to achieve a higher AGBR. Some of these technologies include supplementary solar power systems, high efficiency inverter technology for fans and pumps assessed through energy audits. Buildings utilising trigeneration and cogeneration distributed power plants can increase the AGBR of the building in a commercially viable manner. Where the energy balance is optimised, in particular data centres with a constant load and cooling requirement or large heated swimming pools, commercial viability with competitive payback periods is evident.
MPower as a leader and innovator has many green energy programs in place including assessing energy storage systems such as graphite storage as well as residential based cogeneration power plants.
TITLE: Commonwealth Bank Place at Darling Quarter Trigeneration
Commonwealth Bank Place at Darling Quarter
Cogeneration - Trigeneration
Cogeneration is the production of both hot water and electrical power simultaneously. Utilising the waste heat generated by a reciprocating engine or microturbine, provides usable hot water to supplement a facilities heat load. A well designed cogeneration plant can provide energy efficient power while reducing the cost of power.
Trigeneration is the production of electrical power, chilled water and hot water. Introducing an absorption chiller to the system allows the production of both cold and hot water to the power generation process which can be utilised in a buildings HVAC system or utilised in a manufacturing plant.