Woodlawn Power Station – Increased effectiveness

Since commissioning the bio-reactor site is credited with generating more than 68,000MWh and the output is increasing where gas capture volumes are getting more effective. Quoted by Henry Gundry (Woodlawn Environment and Operations Manager) in the Tarago Times August 2012 edition was that June 2012 was an all time high for gas volumes and power generation. The gas volumes for June were 1.37million cubic metres of biogas and 2535MWh of electricity generated.  The increase over May was 9% increase.

CO2Land was pleased with hearing some positive number coming out of the facility after some reports suggested a number of issues. If these numbers are continuing to improve it is information well received.

For those interested in the maintenance requirement of Woodlawn Power Station, after four and one half years of operation since commissioning. The schedule at 60,000 operational hours means all but the engine block, cooling system and generator housing is replaced. The major service interval is 20,000 operational hours where the cylinders, pistons, crank rods, turbo, and intercoolers are replaced or reconditioned replacements.

Qualification – gap filled for AHC10

There is a qualification that fills the gap in the current Rural Production Training package AHC10. In conjunction with NSW Dept. of Education and Training and George Gundry (g.gundry@bigpond.com), a course in Holistic Management has been developed to meet the needs of land managers for accredited training in holistic management. George supplied a background on the founder of holistic management (developed over a period of 40 years by Alan Savory) and the facts to support the importance of the principles that include:

  • Over 12 Million hectares worldwide are managed using holistic principles
  • Since 1994, 250 people in Australia have attended training in holistic management.
  • The principles are sound and are suitable for people who want to make decisions on ecological, financial and socially sound land use in the short and long term for what they manage.

The course starts at TAFE Goulburn Campus on 24 &25 August 2012. There will be 8 workshops in total. The delivery pattern is two consecutive days off-farm with a reasonable interval to focus and achieve the outcomes desired of the course. Cost $231 plus textbooks.

CO2Land org is happy to alert where worthwhile learning structures are put forward. While we do what we can to determine whether the material is factual, it cannot be verified as suitable for what you intend and cannot be seen as a recommendation to participate. However, unashamedly we give credit for effort when the material is for the purpose of building sound practices.