The Macquarie Point Development Corporation will be seeking expressions of interest from energy retailers and service providers to supply and operate key environmentally sustainable energy infrastructure at the Mac Point site.
Chief Executive Officer, Mary Massina, said the Corporation will look to install a District Infrastructure (Energy) Scheme – a centralised energy solution which could include; renewable generation, electricity storage, recycled stormwater and natural gas.
“The District Infrastructure Scheme is recognised as a sustainable, cost-effective electrical, heating and cooling solution which uses hot water/ steam to heat buildings and chilled water to cool them.
“Once installed, it can also be configured to achieve high green-star ratings and a low carbon footprint by savings through economies of scale and less maintenance costs.” Ms Massina said.
One way the scheme achieves greater efficiency is by minimising maximum energy consumption by spreading it over the sites proposed developments.
“A way to explain this is by looking at an office block – its maximum energy consumption is throughout the day, and the opposite goes for residential complexes.
“The centralised infrastructure means that the maximum energy can be transferred from the office block to the residences when they’ll need it most.
“The Corporation wants to be at the forefront of innovation and this scheme provides the future in how energy can be used more efficiently.
“We are calling for providers to come forward and demonstrate their capabilities and experience for what will be an exciting first for Tasmania.” Ms Massina said.
Expression of interest (EOI) documents will be released tomorrow and are available from the Tasmanian Government’s Tenders website at www.tenders.tas.gov.au or by contacting the Macquarie Point Development Corporation.
EOI submissions will close 2pm, Wednesday July 8, 2020.
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