Co/Trigeneration:  The Benefits

Cogeneration is recognised worldwide as a cleaner alternative to traditional centralised power generation. Its long term future in the global energy markets is secured by an ability to provide a multitude of financial, operational and environmental benefits from a single unit of fuel.


  • Saves up to 50 per cent on primary energy costs from an outright capital purchase of an Urban Energy Cogeneration system.
  • Saves up to 20 per cent on energy bills without capital outlay, through an Urban Energy finance scheme.
  • Releases capital for core activities if using an Urban Energy plant funding option for Cogeneration, services infrastructure or other energy saving equipment.
  • Provides financial protection against rising electricity prices over a fixed period.
  • Minimises the impact of future carbon credit taxes.
  • Taxation advantages apply by qualifying for enhanced capital allowances and other benefits Benefit from government incentives such as the NGAC and Mret schemes.
  • Biogas fuelled systems qualify for greenhouse abatement credits, further increasing the value of the electricity produced by Cogeneration.
  • Provides a non-capital-intensive solution for strategic or maintenance issues eg. energy centre plant, infrastructure and building fabric improvements and other energy-efficient technologies.
  • Supports your company‚Äôs environmental commitment and corporate image.

For a no cost, no obligation preliminary feasibility study of your site, contact the sales department at Urban Energy on 1300 66 99 815.


  • Security of power supply in case of electricity grid failure.
  • Security of heat supply and reduced reliance on less efficient, conventional boilers.
  • Limits the need for investment in replacement or new boiler plant by meeting base load thermal requirements.
  • Ability to convert waste heat into chilled water for air conditioning or process cooling, using absorption chiller technology
  • Eliminates the need for costly electrical connection upgrades by displacing demand directly or by using an Urban Energy Trigeneration system, where the plant simultaneously produces electricity, heat and cooling
  • Allows for a focus on core business, with Urban Energy operating and maintaining the plant long term.
  • Reduces site energy costs and optimises energy use through a range of additional technologies available.
  • Reduces dependency on electricity suppliers.


  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), through less use of fossil fuel and by energy operations taking place at point of use.
  • Lowers NOX emissions by using natural gas as a fuel.
  • Use of Cogeneration fuelled by biogas (landfill gas) eliminates the need to flare large amounts of biogas containing methane.