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Power & Drive Solutions are quickly becoming a market leader in the development and installation of specialist control solutions for mobile power generation equipment generally owned by Hire Companies…

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530 Collins St Co Generation

The Co Generator at 530 Collins Street, Melbourne is a long-term parallel installation that is part of the strategy used to reduce the building’s CO² footprint by localising the power generation and reducing the building’s electrical load. Power & Drive Solutions was involved with implementing the local generation to remove losses in the transmission network that feeds the building. Heat recovery was utilised during the cooler periods, to reduce the electrical power required to heat the building.

Power & Drive Solutions assisted in attaining the 5 Star Energy Rating by calculating the optimum running times for the generator to run a large portion of the building load and small enough to run during lower demand periods.

The challenge

The challenge of this project was to interface a pre-configured engine into a multiple feeder application as well as connecting a Generator in Parallel to a Utility network that is running at its maximum KA rating.

The result

Power & Drive Solutions played a key role in 530 Collins Street, Melbourne attaining a 5 Star Energy Rating. The Co Generator is connected through a series “Passive” Fault Current Limiter to reduce its Fault Current contribution. Running long term in Parallel, the Co Generator provides, on average an impressive 95% of the building’s essential servies electrical power, as well as 25% of the heating requirements.