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Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Stanwell's two cogeneration units in Townsville use biogas from sewage treatment plants to generate green electricity. Energy produced is used onsite to power the wastewater treatment plants.

Key Information
Location Townsville Citiwater's wastewater treatment plants at Cleveland Bay and Mount St John approximately 5km south and 4km north of Townsville central business district, respectively.
Generating capacity 115 kilowatt at each of two sites
Number of generating units Two
Fuel source Biogas - the methane gas mixture produced when organic matter breaks down under certain conditions.
Greenhouse Gas Savings 700 tonnes at each site.
Commissioning date 2000
Environmental accreditation Accredited under Federal Government's Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.Accredited by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) as a Green Power Generator.

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