City of Sydney Decentralised Energy Master Plan


City of Sydney district Energy.


Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions with the implementation of Decentralized Energy Plan.

City of Sydney Decentralised Energy Master Plan

Main Benifits

The main benefits to client will include Energy Cost Savings and CO2 saving.

  • Energy Cost Saving 39%
  • CO2 Saving 40% Tri Generation 2012-2030

Project Background

Project BackgroundProject is based in the City of Sydney, NSW Australia. With implementation taking place between 2010-2030.

  • City of Sydney
  • Decentralised Energy Master Plan
  • Implement Energy Cost Saving
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions

The City of Sydney has a population of around 4.6 million people with Greenhouse Gas emissions expected to rise drastically over the next 20 years.

Planning & Implementation

Planning & ImplementationImplementation will be carried out between 2010 and 2030.

The diagram to the right shows how energy use changes with the implementation of the decentralised energy network.


Plant Capacities
Electrical: 380 MW
Thermal: 700 MWth

Equipment Installed
15 no City wide Tri Gen Centers
Size varies 10 to 40MWe
Thermal Distribution Network 40km
Delivering GHG free hot water

Environment & Economic Benefits

Without the Decentralised Energy Network
This shows the city’s emissions in 2030 under business as usual conditions. Each bar displays the amount of greenhouse gas emissions through vertical height and the intensity through colour ie the greater the stick the higher the emissions. the darker the colour the greater the intensity per square metre of area.

With Decentralised Energy Network
This shows the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 after the implementation of the Energy Network.

Environment & Economic Benefits