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AGL Energy Services
BP South Asia & Australasia
Energy Developments Limited
Energy Conservation Systems
Origin Energy Retail Limited
Pacific Hydro Limited
Rheem – Solahart
Stanwell Corporation Limited
Sustainable Energy Development Authority (NSW)
Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria
Burns and Roe Worley
CSIRO Division of Energy
Downer Energy Systems
Duke Energy International
GE Energy Services
Mackay Sugar Co-operative Association
Sinclair Knight Merz
Alternative Energy Products
Aqua Pumpinb and Solar
Australian Power and Water
Barry Webb &Associates
Birkenhead Batteries and Solar Power
Centre for Application of Solar Energy (CASE)
Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems
Cummins Engine Company
Department of Human Services
Energy Futures Australia
Gas Drive Systems
J. Furphy & Sons
Peter Hone &Associates
Power Solutions Australian
Rainbow Power Company
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Solar Systems Australia
Sustainable Technologies International
Total Energy Solutions
Viridis Energy Capital
Reciprocal Associate Members
European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future www.e5.org
UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy www.bcse.co.uk
US Business Council for Sustainable Energy www.bcse.org
American Wind Energy Association www.awea.org
Australian Gas Association www.gas.asn.au
Australian Gas Users Group
Australian Sugar Milling Council Pty Ltd
Australian Wind Energy Association www.auswea.com.au
Biomass Task Force
Cogen Europe www.cogen.org/home.html
Cogeneration Association of New Zealand Inc www.cogen.org.nz/
Electricity Supply Association of Australia Ltd www.esaa.com.au
Energy Users Group of Australia www.euaa.com.au
UK Combined Heat and Power Association www.chpa.co.uk
Abigroup is a multidisciplined civil, building, asset maintenance and investment company which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. With over 2000 personnel it is one of Australia’s largest contractors and is proudly Australian owned.
Its principal business activity is the application of expertise, experience and resources to manage and deliver capital expenditure, asset management and maintenance projects. Abigroup’s role in ecogeneration projects includes feasibility and planning advice, facilitation project finance, management of design development, construction and commissioning, asset management and maintenance.
AGL ENERGY SERVICES
AGL Power Generation Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Australian Gas Light Company. The latter is one of Australia’s largest electricity and gas retail, transmission, distribution and power generation companies. It retails gas and electricity throughout Australia and New Zealand, generates power in Western Australia and New Zealand and transports and transmits electricity and gas through its transmission and distribution infrastructure in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. AGL Power Generation Pty Ltd is developing a power generation business to integrate with other AGL energy businesses where appropriate. It has interests in 800 MW of generating capacity. Acquisition or development of greenfields cogeneration assets is a high priority.
ALSTOM Power, with sales of more than A$20 billion, employs 50,000 people in more than 70 countries. The company is a world leader in the supply of power generation services and equipment, is committed to technological innovation and excellence, and draws on the experience gained from the world’s largest installed base of power generation equipment. At almost 640,000 MW, this is equivalent to 20 per cent of all plant installed worldwide. In Audtralia ALSTOM Power employs almost 1000 people and is the leader in design, supply and construction of cogeneration and renewable energy projects in the Australian and Asia Pacific region. Recent projects have included the supply of a 27 MW cogeneration plant at the BP Bulwer Island Refinery near Brisbane and a 30 MW Renewable Energy project at Rockey Point Sugar Mill in Queensland. ALSTOM Power supplies, constructs and services a wide range of power generation equipment including steam, gas and hydro turbines, generators, heat recovery steam generators, utility and industrial boilers and steam systems.
AMCOR Ltd operates four paper mills in Australia, two of them cogenerating electricity and steam, making AMCOR one of the largest independent electricity generators in Australia. AMCOR is evaluating cogeneration opportunities at all its paper mills.
Since its inception as a greenfields company in 1988, ATCO Power has established a solid reputation as a developer, project manager, owner and operator of independent power projects. It currently operates 1972 MW of non-regulated gas generating capacity and 1706 MW of coal fired generating capacity. In addition, it has over 600 MW of projects under construction and over 800 MW of projects in advanced stages of development. Headquartered in Calgary, ATCO Power’s principal business is independent power generation in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. A 180 MW cogeneration plant in Osborne, South Australia was commissioned in December 1998, and the 33 MW Bulwer Island cogeneration project began commercial operation in February 2001. AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE
AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE
The Australian Greenhouse Office is the lead Commonwealth agency on greenhouse matters, including greenhouse aspects of energy policy and energy market reform, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport; together with greenhouse sinks issues, emissions trading, and partnership programs such as the Greenhouse Challenge. Issues relating to (non-greenhouse) air emissions remain the policy responsibility of Environment Australia.
BP SOUTH ASIA & AUSTRALASIA
BURNS AND ROE WORLEY
Burns and Roe Worley is an Australian engineering company specialising in the power and water industries. With over 75 years experience, Burns and Roe Worley has a proven track record of delivering high value added services to our clients throughout Australasia and South East Asia.
Within Burns and Roe Worley we have the capability and flexibility to deliver a complete range of services over the entire asset life cycle ranging from concept definition through project execution to plant ownership, operation and maintenance.
Through our wholly owned subsidiary, John Thompson Engineering Pty Ltd, we are able to offer a wide range of technologies and full turnkey EPC solutions to meet the project execution and operational requirements of our clients.
With a total focus on the power and water industries, Burns and Roe Worley is committed to delivering exceptional customer value in a timely and efficient manner.
COMMAND ENERGY PTY LTD
Command Energy Pty Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Suez that owns and operates in over 125 countries around the world. Its core business is energy production and distribution, water and waste management. World turnover is in excess of $ 52 billion annually. Command Energy is involved in any combination of build, own, operate and management energy infrastructure in Australia and Oceania.
CS Energy is one of Australia’s most diverse electricity generators. It owns and operates 2,600 MW of generating plant, including a large distributed generating system at Mica Creek, Mount Isa. This station was recently upgraded from coal to gas firing, taking advantage of the latest heat recovery technology. CS Energy is committed to developing the commercial application of more efficient energy technologies, particularly through high efficiency cogeneration plant.
CSIRO DIVISION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
CSIRO is involved in research and development and technology that reduces costs and/or improves efficiency (including greenhouse and other environmental performance) for energy industries. Actual and planned activities encompass cogeneration and trigeneration, and cover: biomass and other renewables; gas-based turbines, fuel cells, engines, cooling and specialised combustion processes; hybrid fossil/renewable systems; energy storage; end-use efficiency; and indoor and regional air quality especially NOx. The Division has recently established the Centre for Distributed Power and Energy to provide a focus for market-located generation technologies.
Delta Electricity is one of the two largest generating organisations in Australia. It owns and operates four major black coal-fired power stations in New South Wales including Mount Piper, Munmorah, Vales Point and Wallerawang. Combined, these stations have a total maximum output of 4,240 MW. Delta has, and will continue to, vigorously explore ways for increasing energy efficiencies to drive down greenhouse gas emissions per unit of electricity produced. Delta is working closely with the New South Wales Sugar Milling Cooperative to upgrade the power stations associated with their three sugar mills in the State’s north, and to increase the cogeneration efficiencies of those plants. This project is expected to be the largest renewable energy project yet announced in Australia, ultimately producing 600 to 700 GWh of “green” electricity per annum.
DUKE ENERGY INTERNATIONAL
Duke Energy International (DEI) is a global development and asset management company with unparalleled technical and operating expertise. The company is a wholly owned subsidary of Duke Energy Corporation, which has more than US$33 billion in assets. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Duke Energy reaches into more than 50 countries, producing energy, transporting energy, marketing energy and providing energy services. Duke Energy International Asia Pacific assets and projects include: Queensland Gas Pipeline; Eastern Gas Pipeline; Glenbrook Cogeneration Plant; Newman Power Station; Port Hedland Power Station; Puncakjaya Power Station; An interest in the Goldfields Gas Transmission Pipeline; Bairnsdale Power Station; Illawarra Cogeneration Project; and Tasmanian Gas Pipeline Project.
Energetics is an international Energy and Environmental Management Consulting and Software Business. We create solutions for our clients by drawing upon world class products and services, developed by the best energy and greenhouse specialists in the business. We deliver consulting advice in four Practice Areas in energy and environmental management: Strategic Energy Procurement, Operational & Process Improvement, Business Strategies & Programs, Greenhouse Management. To complement our range of services we have developed software tools that empower major corporations, government departments and utilities to build both strategic and operational energy and environmental solutions. With such tools, sizable gains from strategic energy management can be realised. Our tools allow clients to quickly and easily monitor their energy and/or water use, benchmark it against best practice and develop a program for continuous improvement.
Energex is a leading Australian energy company, delivering a world-class range of expertise, products and services throughout Australia and overseas. Energex is involved in designing, building, owning and operating on-site energy infrastructure services for commercial and industrial customers with large energy requirements. Using “state-of-the-art” technology developed over more than 75 years of experience in the energy industry. Energex can establish a new plant in a “greenfield” location or relocate an old plant. Our expertise encompasses energy asset management projects involving compressed natural gas; landfill gas extraction; power generation from sewage gases; cogeneration; commercial air conditioning plant; biomass generation; and industrial boiler plant. For further information please phone energy impact manager Hamid Popal.
ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS LTD
Energy Developments is an integrated energy company engaged in the development and management of an international portfolio of energy projects, with a particular focus on renewable and waste fuels. The Company’s project implementation capabilities include project development, financing, construction and operations. Energy Developments has projects in operation and/or under development in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. The Company’s power plants utilise a range of fuels, including landfill gas, coal seam methane, natural gas and distillate. Energy Developments is a market leader in distributed power generation, with most of the Company’s power plants supplying directly into electricity distribution networks.
EnergyAustralia is the nation’s largest electricity retail company serving 1.4 million customers in Victoria and Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter Regions of New South Wales. EnergyAustralia’s businesses include: energy retail and electricity distribution, with network assets worth $3.6 billion; and electricity infrastructure construction and maintenance contracting. Employees total 3,000. EnergyAustralia electricity trading is the largest purchaser of electricity in the Australian market and has participated in cogeneration projects. The company is committed to growth and innovation in network design and expansion including distributed generation. EnergyAustralia is firmly committed to renewable energy through its Pure Energy scheme, which promotes a variety of environmentally responsible energy sources.
Ergon Energy is an Australian-owned electricity distributor and retailer supplying energy to over 500,000 customers in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. The company also manages the operation of 135,000 kilometres of electricity network in Queensland. Ergon Energy delivers energy to over 7,000 homes and businesses from remote area power supplies, isolated power systems, standby generators, independent power generators and cogeneration plants. Customers can choose a turnkey system or alternatively Ergon Energy can design, build, own, operate and maintain a combined heat and power system. This capability, combined with Ergon Energy’s ability to deliver customer focussed solutions, energy trading, retail sales and a commitment to the environment makes Ergon Energy a valuable partner in any cogeneration scheme.
GE ENERGRY SERVICES
GE Power Systems has the largest range in the world of heavy duty, industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines, steam turbines for thermal power plant, and combined cycle plant for every application. The Company’s support to the region’s oil and gas industry is further enhanced through Nuovo Pignone, a GE business based in Florence with offices in Australia. GE locally provides the traditional parts and services support and now can serve a wider range through its many new partners. Recent acquisitions include Harris Scada, Alstom Gas Turbine, Kvaerner Hydro and Thermal, Turbine Blading, Plug Power fuel cells and Show Power. GE is proud to be associated with the Sydney 2000 Olympics by providing the standby power through GE Rentals (Show Power). As the largest third-party operations and maintenance provider across the world, the Company has the experience to operate and/or maintain all types of power facilities.
The HRL Limited group develops and provides cogeneration options including “steam over the fence” installations, waste to energy solutions including biomass and anaerobic digestion. The group employs some 800 staff throughout Australia and has significant expertise in power generation, environmental and process technology developments and project management.
Macdonald Technologies International Pty Limited is a representation and consulting business based in Australia and New Zealand. Since 1937, the Company has maintained as a client Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, the world’s foremost aeronautical gas turbine engine manufacturer. In addition to Aerospace applications, Pratt & Whitney offers aero-derivative gas turbines for distributed generation projects, gas pumping, cogeneration and marine turbo power applications in the 25 MW to 100 MW range. Macdonald Technologies International partners with Pratt & Whitney Turbo Power and Marine in offering aeroderivative gas turbine based solutions to a full range of applications in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POWER
International Power is one of the world’s largest independent electric generating companies with over 7500 megawatts (net) in operation, 4000 megawatts (net) under construction and approximately 8000 megawatts (net) in advanced development. Among the countries where International Power has operating facilities are Australia, United States, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand. International Power’s principal business is the generation and sale of electricity. Core competencies include development, ownership and operation of power stations around the world. Several years of experience in traded markets further complements this capability. Generating technologies range from conventional coal-fired plant to modern cogeneration and renewable schemes. Current interests in Australia include a 92 per cent shareholding of Hazelwood power station (1600 MW) in Victoria, 100 per cent ownership of Pelican Point combined cycle gas turbine plant (487 MW) in South Australia, 100 per cent ownership of the Synergen peaking plant (359MW) also in South Australia, and a proprietary electricity trading business.
NEG Micon is one of the world’s leading suppliers of wind turbines. NEG Micon has supplied approximately 20% of the installed wind power capacity worldwide. NEG Micon’s aim is to be perceived as our customers preferred professional partner and to create a powerful future together.
Based in northern New South Wales, NorthPower supplies energy and related services to over 360,000 customers, distributing electricity across northern New South Wales and southern Queensland as well as buying and on-selling electricity in New South Wales, the Australia Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. NorthPower serves the rapidly growing North Coast, Northern Tablelands and North- West of New South Wales and part of Queensland. The network supply area covers around 40 per cent of New South Wales. NorthPower has a long-standing interest in cogeneration with considerable experience in negotiating power purchase agreements and assisting customers to develop cogeneration opportunities. Cogeneration is seen as supporting NorthPower’s environmental objectives including a focus on ecologically sustainable development. As well, cogeneration supports NorthPower’s active involvement in the Greenhouse Challenge. Renewable cogeneration projects contribute to NorthPower’s greenpower portfolio endorsed by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of New South Wales.
ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED
Origin Energy Limited is a leading participant in the Australian energy industry, serving more than 1.2 million customers throughout Australasia. It supplies natural gas, liquid petroleum gas and electricity to industrial, commercial and domestic consumers. Origin is the only company in Australia that operates across the energy supply chain. The Group is a wholesale trader and retailer of electricity and is one of the leading distributed and renewable power and cogeneration developers in Australia. The company has developed over 30 cogeneration facilities and is actively advancing many potential opportunities. Origin has a 50 per cent interest in the 180 MW Osborne Cogeneration Plant in South Australia, Australia’s largest, and in the 30 MW Bulwer Island Energy Partnership, Australia’s newest cogeneration facility. It developed and operates over 160 MW of merchant gas fired power generation including the first merchant plant established in the National Electricity Market. Origin also offers a portfolio of sustainable energy services under its Clean Energy Advantage range.
PACIFIC HYDRO LIMITED
Pacific Hydro is an Australian, publicly listed, renewable energy company committed to the development of environmentally friendly and efficient generation. Formed in 1992 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1993, the company is dedicated to a ‘triple bottom line’ approach in all of its developments. With a strong record in the development of hydro electricity facilities in Australia and Southeast Asia, Pacific Hydro has recently incorporated wind energy – the world’s fastest growing energy source – into its renewable energy portfolio. With access to considerable resources and management expertise, Pacific Hydro will continue to deliver renewable energy solutions that will make a significant contribution to reducing Australia’s greenhouse pollution.
Pacific Power International is an energy services enterprise that provides engineering, technical, environmental and utility management services to the Australian and Asian power industries. These services include feasibility studies, environmental assessment, preparation of environmental impact statements, wind farm development, project management and operation and maintenance of all types of power plant. Pacific Power International’s recent and current projects include wind farms at Crookwell and Blayney and an upgrade of the Burrinjuck Hydro.
Phillips Fox is one Australasia’s leading commercial legal firms – with 11 offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Vietnam. The Company’s Energy Group brings together specialists in energy regulation, competition law, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, construction, gas, infrastructure, taxation, property and planning, and project finance. Phillips Fox advises independent power producers, producers, shippers, pipeline owners, electricity businesses and financiers.
Powercor Australia is a subsidiary of Scottish Power that recently merged with Powercor’s previous owner PacifiCorp. Scottish Power is a multi-utility operating in electricity, gas, telecommunications and water services with over 3.2 million retail electricity customers. The Company has 6400 MW of generation and over 70 cogeneration plants in the UK, and operates more than 74,000 kilometres of high voltage transmission system. PacifiCorp US has 1.5 million retail electricity customers and has 8445 MW of generation and over 30,000 kilometres of high
voltage transmission system. Powercor Australia has 1600 MW of generation and 74,000 000 kilometres of high voltage subtransmission system. Scottish Power is building 900 MW total of combined cycle gas turbine generation capacity.
ROLLS-ROYCE INDUSTRIAL POWER
Rolls-Royce Australia Ltd provides a wide range of engineering services in Australia and the Asia/Pacific. The Company specialises in: power and steam generation; marine propulsion, maintenance and refurbishment; materials handling; industrial process control systems; and water treatment. Rolls-Royce Australia Ltd is a leading supplier of cogeneration technology. Using its world-renowned John Thompson boilers, it has the ability to provide a wide variety of industries with cogeneration facilities. Its most recent boiler-based projects have been for businesses in the sugar milling and pulp and paper sectors. In addition, a number of gas turbine-based cogeneration plant employing heat recovery steam generators have been installed in the mineral processing industry and small power generating sectors.
Siemens Ltd is a high technology engineering company offering a wide range of products and services to industry. The company has participated in numerous projects for the electricity supply industry, and been a supplier of turbine-generator package plant to industry since the 1950s for cogeneration applications. Siemens provides turnkey power generation plant as well as Package plants consist of turbo/generator sets complete with protection and control equipment. Also available are automation systems such as PCS7 PS, switchgear, and a range of standard electronic and electrical products and services. A complete, integrated plant maintenance service offers reliability analyses, scheduling, on site maintenance and testing services with a large workshop support capability. Recent cogeneration experience includes supply of generating equipment to the sugar, dairy, petrochemical and mineral processing industries in Australia and New Zealand.
SINCLAIR KNIGHT MERZ PTY LTD
Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Key business areas include: power, environmental, mining, industrial and transportation. The company provides cogeneration industry participants with engineering services, advice and feasibility analysis including roles in many of the cogeneration and distributed power facilities installed in Australia to date. Clients include cogeneration developers, industrial facilities considering cogeneration or other energy systems, financiers, operator/maintainers, constructors, fuel suppliers, electricity off-takers and relevant government and industry groups. Sinclair Knight Merz has offices in all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and throughout Asia and the Pacific regions.
SITHE ENERGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Sithe Energies Australia Pty Ltd is the owner and operator of the 160MW independent power project known as the Smithfield Energy Facility in Sydney. The Sithe Energies Group is active in 15 countries and owns and operates over 27 plants totalling over 4,000 MW including gas turbine, combined cycle, coal-fired and hydro plant. Sithe’s cogeneration plants have a capacity of over 2,500 MW at sites in Australia, Asia and North America. By developing competitive energy solutions, Sithe has grown to become one of the largest independent power producers in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
SOLAR TURBINES AUSTRALIA
Solar Turbines is the world’s leading manufacturer of mid-range industrial gas turbines in the 1 to 15 MW size with in excess of 10,500 units in operation worldwide. Solar gas turbines are employed in a wide variety of applications including gas production & transmission, base load power generation, distributed generation, and cogeneration – with some 1350 gas turbines in active cogeneration duty. Solar Turbines can undertake the full turnkey installation of gas turbines and the associated balance of plant as well as provide innovative finance solutions if required. Solar Turbines Australia is based in Melbourne where it has established a dedicated overhaul, test and parts facility to support the 300 plus units currently operating in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Southern Hydro is the largest privately owned hydroelectric generation company in Australia with ten power stations totalling approximately 500MW located in the mountain areas of Victoria. Southern Hydro utilises renewable water resources from natural catchments to generate electricity to meet the demands of the National Electricity Market and its management and workforce remain committed to maintaining and preserving the shared environment for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations.
STANWELL CORPORATION LTD
Stanwell Corporation Limited is committed to environmentally responsible energy solutions with particular interest in renewables and cogeneration. Elemental Power is a green energy product which represents Stanwell Corporations portfolio of solar, wind, hydro and biomass assets. Stanwell Corporation also offers assistance in developing and trading renewable energy projects.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY (VICTORIA)
Sustainable Energy Authority (formerly Energy Efficiency Victoria) is a Victorian Government Statutory Authority. Its role is to encourage the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy technologies to the benefit of all Victorians. Sustainable Energy Authority encourages and promotes the use of cogeneration in government-owned and private facilities, as a means of increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NSW
The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) is an agency of the New South Wales Government. SEDA’s mission is to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the State by investing in the commercialisation and use of sustainable energy technologies. Cogeneration is one of SEDA’s key activity areas. A Cogeneration Development Program aims to identify viable cogeneration projects and address barriers to cogeneration by funding detailed feasibility studies for natural gas fired cogeneration at potential sites throughout New South Wales.
Sydney Water is the water and wastewater authority for the Sydney, Illawarra and Blue Mountains regions, serving almost four million customers. Its activities encompass water treatment, transport and distribution, and wastewater collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Sydney Water is one of the largest electricity consumers in New South Wales. As part of its commitment to energy management, Sydney Water is developing environmentally sustainable electricity generation projects at some of its facilities. These include cogeneration plants fuelled by sewage sludge digester gas (methane), and small hydro-electric plants. The first project, a 3 MW digester gas plant at Malabar sewage treatment plant, was officially opened in August 1999.
Tarong Energy is a Queensland Government Owned Corporation. It owns assets at both ends of the interconnected electricity and gas markets including: the 1400MW (4 x 350MW) coal-fired Tarong Power Station; the 500MW (2 x 250MW) pumped-storage hydro-electric Wivenhoe Power Station; a 15MW gas turbine on the Tarong site; and Terra Gas Trader (TGT), a South Australian-based wholesale gas trading business that trades more than 50 per cent of the natural gas in South Australia. Tarong Energy also owns the Glen Wilga coal resource near Chinchilla. The single 450MW unit coal-fired Tarong North Power Station is under construction and is scheduled to complete commissioning in early 2003. On 18 April 2002, the Corporation announced its plans to construct South Australia’s first wind farm. This 34.5 MW plant will be developed at a cost of $65 million and will be completed in autumn 2003.
TRANSALTA ENERGY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
TransAlta Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd is an independent power producer, providing both electrical and thermal energy services to industrial customers. The company specialises in build-own-operate power projects with a strong background in both gas and coal-fuelled power plant operation. TransAlta Energy (Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the TransAlta Energy Corporation, based in Alberta, Canada – that country’s largest investor-owned electricity utility and in operation since 1911. TransAlta has equity in power generation facilities and investment in electricity distribution companies in a number of countries including Australia and New Zealand.
TXU is one of the largest investor-owned energy service companies in the world. It has assets of USD40 billion and serves 9,000,000 customers worldwide. In 1995, TXU acquired the Victorian electricity group Eastern Energy and in early 1999, the Victorian gas business Kinetik Energy/Westar. It also recently acquired Western Underground Gas Storage Pty Ltd. Already TXU has significant presence across Victoria, serving nearly 1,000,000 customers. TXU supplies natural gas to 380,000 residential and 16,000 commercial and industrial customers in Victoria. These include some of Australia’s largest energy users including manufacturers of food, chemicals and paper as well as providers of health, hospitality and recreation. TXU is extending its business to other contestable energy markets throughout Australia. The development of cogeneration is integral to TXU’s commitment to delivering low-cost energy with minimal environmental impact.
Wartsila Australia Pty Ltd is involved in the sales and marketing of lean burn natural gas-powered cogeneration and distributed power plants. Capabilities include the ability to supply, engineer and install complete economical, high efficiency (up to 93 per cent) turnkey plant. Wartsila Australia is part of a global power company that has installed over 113000 kWe (88,000 kWh) of cogeneration and distributed projects worldwide during the past six years.