20 August 2013 — Maitland City Bowls, Sports and Recreation Club has turned on its trigeneration system, funded by the NSW Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency under its Community Energy Efficiency Program.

Simons Green Energy was engaged to design, supply, install and maintain the 150 kiloWatt system working with East Coast Air Conditioning.

The system will supply the club with enough power to cover base load electricity demands while using the waste heat to provide hot water for both space heating and domestic hot water, and chilled water to reduce the operation (and expense) of the club’s current electric chillers. It will provide 150 kW(e) of electricity output from low carbon natural gas and 236 kW(t) of thermal output in the form of hot water while reducing carbon emissions by 500 tonnes per year and saving the club about $50,000 per year.