City of Sydney pulls plug on $500m trigeneration deal with Cogent

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The City of Sydney has pulled the plug on its landmark $500 million project with energy services provider Cogent Energy to develop a home-grown trigeneration energy program, blaming the federal government’s decision to lower the future carbon price, regulatory changes, inflexible electricity networks and the removal of ‘precinct’ based […]

Regulations blocking cheaper power

Power could be cheaper by using trigeneration and having fewer regulations blocking local energy production, according to the City of Sydney. With the council’s $440 million trigeneration project about to go underway with Cogent Energy in its final contract stages to oversee the project, the council told the Productivity Commission that electricity could be cheaper […]

Feds support trigen at Green Square

By Paul Hemsley Trigeneration energy networking at the City of Sydney’s Green Square transformation project has received federal government financial support. The Department of Infrastructure and Transport will provide $3.75 million under the $20 million Liveable Cities program to help fund the trigeneration energy system installation for the Green Square Town Centre. Following a $100 […]

Sydney’s trigen zaps in from Cogent

By Paul Hemsley Trigeneration energy networking will be installed in central Sydney precincts through an agreement between the City of Sydney and energy provider, Origin. In a proposed low-carbon energy network, the on-site trigeneration energy systems will be installed in individual buildings located in basements or rooftops. According to an Origin release, the company’s subsidiary […]


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