News

23 August 2015

Tamar River silt reduction trial

The Tasmanian Government, the Launceston Flood Authority (LFA) and Hydro Tasmania today announced a trial to assess the effectiveness of a controlled release of water from the Trevallyn Dam coordinated with silt raking operations on the removal of silt from the Tamar estuary.
17 August 2015

Hydro Tasmania explores joint venture to grow Entura business

Hydro Tasmania is exploring the potential of a joint venture with PowerChina to expand the market access of its consulting engineering business Entura.
14 August 2015

Dam refurbishment project wins project management award

Hydro Tasmania has been awarded the Tasmanian Project of the Year by the Australian Institute of Project Management. The Award was presented at a function in Hobart last night and recognised excellence of project management for the refurbishment of Rowallan Dam in Tasmania’s north.
14 August 2015

Woods Lake Water Levels and Turbidity

The current water level in Woods Lake is the lowest it has been since 2007 for this time of year.
12 August 2015

Changes to operation of Tamar Valley Power Station

Hydro Tasmania is making changes to the operating regime of the Tamar Valley Power Station in preparation for the decommissioning and sale of the combined cycle gas turbine.
10 August 2015

Entura appointed to deliver feasibility study for innovative pumped storage hydro project

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been appointed by Genex Power to deliver a bankable feasibility study for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydropower Project in North Queensland, Australia. Situated some 270km North West of Townsville, near the township of Georgetown, the project is located on the site of the historic Kidston Gold Mine. The abandoned mine site contains two large adjacent pits with the potential to act as the upper and lower reservoirs required for pumped storage hydropower generation. There are currently only three pumped storage hydro schemes in Australia. The Kidston scheme will have an installed nameplate generation capacity of 330 MW and power generated will be sold directly into Australia's National Electricity Market during times of peak demand.
6 August 2015

Hydro Tasmania: A picture of our diversity

Hydro Tasmania recognises the value of workplace diversity, and aims to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment, a fair and equitable recruitment process and merit-based pr
5 August 2015

Tammy Chu elected to Board of International Hydropower Association

Hydro Tasmania has welcomed the election of Entura’s Managing Director, Tammy Chu, to the Board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
3 August 2015

Contracts signed and work to start on Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub

Hydro Tasmania has signed contracts totalling nearly $4 million to allow work to begin on a major renewable energy project on Flinders Island. The Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub will significantly increase renewable energy use on the island and reduce the use and importation of diesel.
24 June 2015

Increase for Bass Strait islands’ electricity tariffs

The price of electricity for customers on King and Flinders Islands will increase by 3.77 per cent from 1 July 2015. The energy fees have been updated taking into account CPI movements and other factors since the last tariff reset.