27 August 2013 — Wagga Wagga’s Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre is set to save $276,000 in energy costs, and cut carbon emissions by up to 55 per cent in the first year of operation, with a new cogeneration system.

Simons Green Energy won the bid to design, supply, commission and maintain a 229 kiloWatt  system at the centre. It will provide up to 85 per cent of the centre’s electricity demand and will supply hot water for space heating and for the swimming pools.

The natural gas fired 24/7 system will reduce the centre’s carbon emissions by 1332 tonnes per annum.

The installation of the energy system was made possible through co-funding by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, under their Community Energy Efficiency Program.  With a project cost of approximately $431,000 the project payback period is expected to be less than two years.