Energy management

One of two Mawson wind turbines at sunset
One of two Mawson wind turbines at sunset (Photo: Jim Milne)
Lowering melt bell into ice to produce potable water Expeditioner with icy eyelashes

Although fossil fuel is essential for the production of potable water, heating, light and power at our stations, we are always seeking new ways to lessen our dependence on it.

Where possible, we maximise energy efficiencies in many areas such as through cogeneration and an automated building monitoring and control system (BMCS) to control heating and lighting. At Mawson, we also harness natural wind energy which makes a significant contribution to the station's energy requirements. 

The station cogeneration systems heat the station buildings and also produce domestic hot water from waste heat for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.

Discover more about the ways in which the AAD is achieving a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions through these web pages.

This page was last modified on 14 September 2010.