The NSW Government has released a Cogeneration Feasibility guide to help companies decide if cogeneration is suitable for their site.

NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker said that 'cogeneration can save a business up to 60 per cent of its energy costs during peak times and more than half of its greenhouse gas emissions. However, whether a system is viable depends on the operating hours, how much heat is required on-site, whether heat and power are used concurrently, and fuel costs.'

'Some business sites can make large energy and cost savings with cogeneration and trigeneration – and this guide will help to answer the questions: is this the best technology to use? Is it viable for my business?'

The guide includes information for business managers, as well as engineers and facilities managers.