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 […]

$5 million boost for Sydney’s trigeneration network

Lord Mayor Clover Moore has welcomed a $5 million funding boost, announced by Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus.   The $5 million will be added to $12 million in City funding for the installation of trigeneration plants at Town Hall […]

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 […]

Melbourne agrees to environmental upgrades

Two Melbourne based building sites will receive environmental upgrades under signed agreements with between local government and the private sector. The upgrades were signed under the City of Melbourne’s 1200 Buildings Program for 123 Queen Street and the Kings Technology Park (KTP) precinct. In the first privately funded environmental upgrade agreement through the 1200 Buildings […]

Cogent Energy powers central Sydney

The City of Sydney will use trigeneration as a low-carbon energy network to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Final negotiations will take place with Cogent Energy, a subsidiary of Origin, to power central Sydney after a tender process and negotiations with several other companies. According to a University of Technology Sydney study, the project could save […]

Sydney seeks green expertise

An independent expert panel will guide environmental programs in sustainability for the City of Sydney. Energy efficiency expert Allan Jones said Sydney is calling for tenders from expert consultancies and legal firms in areas of sustainability to join the panel. “We are also seeking expert legal and regulatory advice on public and public/private joint venture […]

Sydney moves ahead with trigeneration

By Lilia Guan   The City of Sydney has entered the first phase of the installation of a low carbon energy system at Town Hall House.   City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone said the network will slash greenhouse gas emissions and stem rising electricity costs in buildings across the City.   The building of […]


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