Next generation: Energy-saving plant arrives in Bathurst
Charles Sturt University's cogeneration plant arrived in Bathurst last week.
The 22 tonne machine was trucked into campus in a shipping container – ending a three month sea and land journey from Austria, where the generator was manufactured, and Hungary, where it was fitted into a sound-proof enclosure.
Specialist staff will now work on setting up the plant and configuring it to campus systems.
Once operational the cogeneration plant will be capable of supplying up to 65 per cent of the electricity needs on the Bathurst campus. This saving will reduce the University's carbon footprint by up to seven per cent.
A launch of the plant and campus tour will take place in July when the system is officially commissioned.