The project comprises two ENER-G 229 kW cogeneration units (pictured) supplying 458 kWe and 716 kWth. It delivers 50% of the electricity demand for the main building as well as water heating for swimming pools and showers.
Mingara Recreation Club has an aquatic centre with a 50-metre indoor Olympic pool, a hydrotherapy pool and spa pools as well as a children’s aqua-play area and a fitness and sports complex. The Club will also cut its annual carbon emissions by 1500 tonnes.
The project received A$818,872 (US$713,000) in grant funding from the Australian government with the Club providing the remainder of the funds. The estimated payback period for the club is two and a half years with average cost savings estimated at A$350,000 per year during the first five years.
Mingara Recreation Club is located on the NSW Central Coast in Tumbi Umbi.