Mawson station electrical energy

Two 300 kW wind turbines were installed at Mawson in 2003 and now make a significant contribution to the station's power requirements.

Due to the implementation of energy saving initiatives such as the installation of wind turbines and utilising a co-generation system, considerable savings have been made in the amount of diesel fuel consumed on Australian Antarctic Stations. This benefits the environment, due to reduced green house gas emissions, while directly saving money.

Mawson station is able to produce environmentally friendly power via the wind turbines to supply both electricity and heat.

Turbine 1 172 kW online running 44 RPM Turbine 2 179 kW online running 45 RPM Diesel 56 kW 0 kW 56 kW 0 kW Current station power: 76% wind Estimated average of last month: 72% wind Updated: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:30:41 +1000

See also: Heating | Water-making

This page was last modified on 10 July 2012.