News

12 February 2016

Basslink update and Government response

An update on the energy situation was provided on 12 February by Energy Minister Matthew Groom.
9 February 2016

Entura welcomes one of India’s most eminent geologists

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has appointed Dr Tapanjyoti Mukhopadhyay to the dual role of Principal Geologist and team manager, based in its New Delhi office, in India. Dr Mukhopadhyay is one of India’s most eminent geologists, with more than 22 years of experience in hydropower projects ranging from 20 MW to 3000 MW located in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Nigeria and Burundi.
5 February 2016

Changed access to boat ramps

Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania advise that low water levels have affected the availability of boat ramps at three lakes: Lake Echo, Lake King William and Woods Lake.
4 February 2016

Agreement with Bell Bay Aluminium

Hydro Tasmania has reached a commercial agreement with Bell Bay Aluminium that will help Tasmania manage the current low
3 February 2016

Boat ramp closure at Lake Gairdner

Hydro Tasmania advises that the only formally recognised boat ramp at Lake Gairdner will be closed temporarily from this weekend, as the result of scheduled power station maintenance.
2 February 2016

Update on energy issues and effect of recent rainfall

An update on the energy situation was provided on 1 February by Energy Minister Matthew Groom.
29 January 2016

Diesel generation

In response to the combination of several months of unprecedented low inflows and an extended Basslink outage, Hydro Tasmania has secured diesel generating units to supplement existing on-island generation capacity. The first stage of this contingency generation strategy is underway, with 24MW of diesel generation being progressively delivered to Tasmania from today.
28 January 2016

Power stations returned to service

Two of three power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in Tasmania’s north-west have been returned to service.
28 January 2016

Expediting return of Trent unit is the prudent course of action

The Trent gas unit at the Tamar Valley Power Station was sent for repair under warranty in September last year and is currently undergoing service in Abu Dhabi.
27 January 2016

Closure of boat ramps at Lake Burbury

Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania advise that all three formally recognised boat ramps at Lake Burbury have been closed due to low lake levels as a result of unprecedented low inflows.