CleanPeak Mascot is part of CleanPeak Energy which is a specialist distributed energy business that focuses on providing renewable energy to our customers’ sites. CleanPeak builds, owns and operates renewable generation, energy storage and district energy systems across the country, with the aim of delivering the lowest cost and highest efficiency electricity delivery solutions for large commercial and industrial customers seeking to implement sustainable energy outcomes.
At Mascot we use Tri-generation technology.
Tri-generation is combined, simultaneous production of three forms of energy from the only one fuel input.
Tri-generation represents one of the most effective energy utilisations. Compared with the separate production of heat and electricity tri-generation can be up to three times more efficient- total efficiency can reach up to 90%. Compared to traditional coal-based electricity generation efficiencies of around 40-50%, tri-generation represents a much more efficient method of fulfilling energy needs. Using natural gas as a fuel source typically a tri-gen system generates hot water for heating, chilled water for cooling and electricity for selling to the grid or load shedding of the connected area consumption.
Apart from reducing costs for input energy, some other benefits of tri-generation include:
- Reducing peak demand of electricity
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- No harmful substances for cooling – chilled water distribution
- On-site energy production – reducing the load of the distribution network
- Reduction of a building‘s impact on the environment
Tri-generation ranks among the best available technologies widely supported worldwide.