News

28 October 2014

Hydro Tasmania accepts award for supporting recreation

Hydro Tasmania is delighted to have been awarded with the Australian Canoeing President's Award for its support of canoeing. Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest water manager and owns and operates a network of dams and hydropower stations across Tasmania.
27 October 2014

Hydro Tasmania to end work on TasWind project

Hydro Tasmania will not proceed with the TasWind project on King Island. CEO Steve Davy said the feasibility work to date had clearly indicated the project was not economically viable. The Corporation will now focus its efforts on investigating the feasibility of a second inter-connector across Bass Strait. The original TasWind concept announced in November 2012 was for the construction of a 600 megawatt wind farm on the island, with the power generated to connect to the National Electricity Market (NEM) via a high-voltage underwater cable across Bass Strait to Victoria.
26 October 2014

Heritage listing for Hydro Tasmania’s Great Lake scheme

The importance of the Great Lake Power Scheme to Tasmania’s historical development has been formally recognised, with the permanent listing of key elements of the scheme on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. The listing is the first Hydro-built scheme entered on the Register; another Hydro-operated site on the Register, Lake Margaret, was built and operated by the Mt Lyell Co. from 1911 – 1984. In 1916 power generation began at the Waddamana A Power Station. Between 1939 and 1949 Waddamana B was built to meet the increasing demand of electricity in Tasmania.
17 October 2014

A bucketful of Hydro memories comes to Hobart

Hydro Tasmania’s centenary event program focuses on Hobart this week, with the opening of a mobile exhibition and screenings of a documentary, both of which celebrate the stories of the people who built ‘the Hydro’.
16 October 2014

New Hydro Chair Appointed

A new Chair of Hydro Tasmania has been appointed. Grant Every-Burns has been a non-executive Director of Hydro Tasmania for the past two years. He has over 40 years’ experience in the energy industry, including 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Generation.
16 October 2014

Strong returns to government on back of record profit

Hydro Tasmania is expected to return $233 million to the Government this year, including a dividend of $117 million, as a result of a record profit result for 2013/14. Announcing the Corporation’s 2013/14 results, Chairman David Crean said the profit before tax, fair value adjustments and revaluations (underlying profit) of $242 million was helped by the generation of more renewable energy than in any previous year.
14 October 2014

SOLD OUT: TSO at Tarraleah

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra box office has advised that tickets have sold out for a one-off concert being held at Tarraleah on 8 November.
13 October 2014

Summer opening hours for visitor centre at Musselroe Wind Farm

With the start of daylight saving, extended opening hours have been introduced for the visitor centre at the Musselroe Wind Farm. The Tebrakunna Visitor Centre provides a unique opportunity for people to learn about the wind farm’s history as well as the Aboriginal history of north-east Tasmania.
1 October 2014

Tickets on sale today: one-off concert by TSO at Tarraleah

As Principal Partner of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hydro Tasmania is commemorating its long partnership in its centenary year with an historic concert at Tarraleah to be held on Saturday 8 November. The TSO will perform a one-off concert paying tribute to the many people who’ve worked on development of the state’s hydropower system over the past 100 years. The concert particularly acknowledges the contribution of migrant workers to the Tarraleah scheme.
23 September 2014

Opinion Piece – RET Review and transition of the energy sector

The Warburton Review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has missed an opportunity to consider the role of the RET in the challenge of reducing emissions from electricity generation over time. Electricity generation is the single largest contributor to Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for around one-third of Australia’s annual emissions. Environmental policy and energy policy are inseparable; to believe they can be seen or designed in isolation from each other is to fail to contemplate the long-term challenge of moving to a low-emissions economy.