Melbourne Water

Project:Renewable Energy Feasibility Study
Client Melbourne Water

The project comprised of an assessment of various scale renewable energy options for the Eastern Treatment Plant, Victoria. Included in the renewable energy options assessed were small scale wind turbines, 500W wind turbines, rooftop mounted solar PV systems, solar PV tracking arrays and large scale PV systems.

The study included detailed renewable energy resource assessment using multiple information sources for both wind and solar, detailed analysis of onsite wind monitoring data, detailed onsite examination of mounting/founding options, grid connection location recommendations, planning requirements and a detailed financial assessment for four preferred renewable energy systems.

The study concluded that a large scale PV system up to 500kW and/or a large wind turbine was both economically and physically feasible. The Eastern tertiary Alliance is currently reviewing the options for installation.

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The report was fantastic. It was just what we were looking for. It had plenty of detail and was presented in an easy to understand format. I can now take this to the relevant parties for their review with the confidence that we will be able to implement one of the renewable energy initiatives. For any future work in the area you will be first on my list

Ryan Walkenhorst - Sustainability and Environment Manager
Eastern Tertiary Alliance
Melbourne Water - September 2011

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