News

1 August 2014

Rewarding our young people for future thinking

Hydro Tasmania is inviting Tasmania’s young people to imagine the future of energy supply and use, as part of the centenary celebrations of the business. The Schools Future Thinking competition asks students in years 5-10 to consider how we might source and use energy one hundred years from now.
17 July 2014

No risk to security of energy supply

Hydro Tasmania continues to manage its water storages in a manner that ensures no risk to security of supply, while maximising the benefit of the fixed price carbon period. Statements to the contrary made in Federal Parliament this week are incorrect.
27 June 2014

Hydro Tasmania business changes

Hydro Tasmania will reduce the size of its workforce by nine per cent to position it to better manage the financial and market challenges it faces in the next few years.
14 June 2014

Hydro Tasmania project wins UN Association of Australia environment award

A Hydro Tasmania project maximising the renewable energy potential of King Island has been recognised in the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards. Hydro Tasmania’s King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) uses a range of renewable and conventional technologies to reduce diesel consumption for power generation on the island.
11 June 2014

Join in celebrating Hydro Tasmania’s 100th birthday

Hydro Tasmania is inviting all Tasmanians to join in celebrating its centenary this year, through a free program of events across the state. Hydro Tasmania is celebrating its centenary in October to recognise the beginning of the original Hydro-Electric Department in 1914. This later became known as the Hydro-Electric Commission then the Hydro-Electric Corporation but has been known and claimed by Tasmanians for generations simply as ‘the Hydro’.
6 June 2014

Re-opening of Lake Pedder Chalet

Hydro Tasmania would like to advise that the Lake Pedder Chalet at Strathgordon has re-opened to the public following a short closure.

19 May 2014

Hydro Tasmania’s submission to the review of the Renewable Energy Target

Hydro Tasmania has provided its submission to the current review of the Renewable Energy Target, stating that Australia’s long-term energy policy must be focused on transition of the electricity sector towards low and zero emissions fuels.
16 May 2014

Temporary closure of Lake Pedder Chalet

Hydro Tasmania would like to advise that the Lake Pedder Chalet at Strathgordon will be temporarily closed from Monday 19th May through to early June.
30 April 2014

Start of Hydro Tasmania cloud seeding program

Hydro Tasmania will begin its 2014 cloud seeding season on 1 May. The season will run through to the end of October. Cloud seeding makes an important contribution to Hydro Tasmania’s annual generating capacity by increasing rainfall over hydro storages. A recent Monash University study found a consistent increase of at least five per cent in monthly rainfall over seeded catchment areas.
17 April 2014

Hydro Tasmania Leadership Award Winner to establish Junior Leadership Program

Hydro Tasmania and AFL Tasmania are pleased to announce the establishment of a new junior and youth player leadership program, made possible by the partnership between the two organisations. The program will be established by the inaugural winner of the Hydro Tasmania Leadership Award Julie Doran, who is the North Hobart Junior Football Club President. The Leadership Award recognises an individual whose work in their club has had a broader benefit in the community.