Sydney is set to get Australia’s first citywide low-carbon energy network after it signed a deal with Cogent for a trigeneration network supplying electricity, heating and air conditioning.
Under the agreement Cogent, a subsidiary of Australia’s largest energy company Origin, will install the network to supply low-carbon electricity to both public and private buildings in four low carbon zones across central Sydney.
The city’s interim trigeneration masterplan included a total of 360 MW by 2030 at a cost of AUS $440 million, to provide 70 percent of the local government area’s electricity requirements. This agreement covers the initial stages of the plan. More information
Last year Origin worked with Investa Property Group to develop Australia’s first open commercial trigeneration precinct in Sydney. It is also building a trigeneration precinct in Melbourne. Cogent will begin installing Sydney’s low-carbon energy network next year.
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