Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxury, Kangaroo Island style.
Hot Water Requirements
21 guest suites with a hot water load of 2,400L over a 1 hour peak demand period. The Southern Ocean Lodge is 80% powered by two Cummins M11 diesel Gen Sets and 20% PV solar and an efficient means of hot water generation was required.
Due to the potentially cold climate an electric back up was included to supplement the heat pumps to ensure hot water was available on demand.
FACTS & FIGURES
Estimated Annual Hot Water Consumption
400,000 L based on 50% occupancy
Diesel Generated Electricity: 42c/kWh
Estimated Annual Running Cost
Electric Plant: $7,000
Heat Pump Plant: $1,850
Estimated Annual Running Cost*
Owner: Baillie Lodges
Engineering Consultant: Factor Engineering
Installed by: Heath Gurney
* Data correct as at August 2009
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