The GE Jenbacher generator runs on sewage gas (a type of biogas) produced from the sites anaerobic digesters. The generator is connected, via an integrated 415V circuit panel to step-up transformer. High voltage electricity is exported via transformers to provide base load power to Melbourne Water. The plant is designed to supply Melbourne Water with its electrical requirements. The engine/container package is designed to maintain full output to and including 400C. The generators are installed an acoustically lined building that also houses the engine control room in a separate room. The building and remaining plant is enclosed within a fenced compound. The station can be monitored and controlled utilizing the SCADA system.
Sewage Gas Generation Equipment
- 4 x GE Jenbacher JGS 320 GS-B.L at 1,065kWe, 50Hz – Engines are coupled to Stamford brushless rotating field alternators.
- 2 x GE Jenbacher JGS 320 GS-B.L at 1,065kWe, 50Hz engines are installing to expand the site capacity based on additional sewage gas production
Gas Engine Operation & Maintenance
Clarke Energy provide AGL with complete operation and maintenance for the installation under a comprehensive Operation and Maintenance Contract with AGL, which includes operation and maintenance of the gas conditioning equipment & H2S scrubbers.