18 November 2014
Entura signs MOU with HYDROCHINA
Hydro Tasmania’s professional services business Entura has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading Chinese power and design consultants HYDROCHINA.
17 November 2014
Agreement announced with Shenhua Group
An investigation into the construction of a small wind farm in Tasmania using Chinese wind turbine generator technology was announced at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chines
9 November 2014
Rewarding leadership in Tasmanian football
Hydro Tasmania congratulates the winner of this year’s Hydro Tasmania Leadership Award, announced on Saturday night at the second annual Hydro Tasmania AFL Conference.
4 November 2014
Imagining our future energy landscape
Wearable solar panels, harnessing the power of natural disasters and capturing energy from space could all be part of the world’s future energy mix if Tasmanian school children are right.
Hydro Tasmania invited Tasmania’s young people to imagine the future of energy, as part of the centenary celebrations of the business. The Schools Future Thinking competition asked students in years 5-10 to consider how we might source and use energy 100 years from now.
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.