Generation alternative resources & technologies

At Ergon Energy we are committed to ongoing and continual investigations into alternative and renewable technologies for electricity generation at isolated power stations to reduce reliance on diesel generation.

The alternative resources and technologies we are investigating include:


LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Biodiesel Methyl-ester derived from plant matter. Can be blended with diesel for diesel engines or used unblended in diesel engines.
e-diesel/Diesohol Ethanol derived from plant matter. Can be used only when blended with diesel for diesel engines.
Solar Solar energy from radiation emitted from the sun.
Geothermal Wet geothermal - hot water from underground Hot rocks geothermal - injecting water deep underground into hot rocks to convert the water to steam.
Tidal Ocean or river currents that provide consistent flow or movement.
Wave Ocean waves providing an oscillating motion.
Wind Wind energy caused by movement of the atmosphere from its cooling and heating caused by solar energy.


Turbines Combustion of gases - LNG and LPGMovement of fluid or gas - wind, tidal/ocean, current, geothermal energy used to heat fluid to a gaseous state
Chemical reaction Generation of electricity from movement of elements and ions
  • Fuel cell - utilising the chemical reaction between oxygen and hydrogen to generate electricity and water
  • Photovoltaic cells - solar radiation generating electricity
Reciprocating engines Combustion of fluids and gases - Biodiesel, e-diesel/Diesohol (ethanol and diesel), LNG and LPG

Distributed generation

Solar, wind, fuel cells and other technologies Small generating equipment connected within the electricity grid near or on customers' properties and using various technologies to generate power.
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