News

18 September 2014

Celebrating the Power of Water

Eighty-year-old timber that once carried water at the Lake Margaret Power Station has found new life in a handcrafted boat, built using traditional materials and nearly century-old methods. The 15 foot clinker Pippa was a feature at today’s launch of the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival (QHAF) program at Hydro Tasmania’s headquarters in Hobart. The Lake Margaret Power Station celebrates its centenary this year, and is a focal point of the third biennial Festival.
12 September 2014

Join us underground at Gordon Power Station

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the Tasmanian community to take a look inside the Gordon Power Station on Sunday 21 September as part of a program of events to celebrate its centenary this year. Located two and a half hours south-west of Hobart, the Gordon Power Station is the largest power station in Tasmania and is 183 metres underground. It is the only power station on the Gordon/Pedder scheme. The station was commissioned in 1977 with two machines. A third machine was commissioned in 1988.
4 September 2014

Change at Momentum Energy

Hydro Tasmania today announced the resignation of Momentum Energy Managing Director Nigel Clark. Hydro Tasmania CEO and Chairman of Momentum Energy Steve Davy said the business had accepted Nigel’s decision with regret. Mr Clark said he would leave Momentum Energy in December 2014 to begin the next phase of his career.
27 August 2014

Decrease for Bass Strait islands’ electricity tariffs

 

The price of electricity for customers on King and Flinders Islands will decrease by 2.5 per cent from 1 September.

26 August 2014

100 Years of Hydro: public exhibition launched in Launceston

A travelling public exhibition telling the story of the Hydro over the last 100 years will open in Launceston tomorrow (August 27). 100 Years of Hydro is a dynamic, audio-visual, content-rich exhibition that portrays the past, present and possible future of the Hydro through the fascinating stories of the people who built the business.
22 August 2014

Helping trout fishers get on the water

Facilities at one of Tasmania’s most popular trout fishing spots have been significantly upgraded, with works completed in time for this year’s season. Bradys Lake, managed by Hydro Tasmania, is consistently in the top 10 most popular trout fishing waters in the state. Bradys Lake is also the site for State, National and International white-water canoeing events and is a popular stopover on the Lyell Highway between Hobart and Queenstown.
21 August 2014

Tasmania’s biggest open home!

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the Tasmanian community to take a look inside its power stations, as part of a program of events to celebrate its centenary this year.
8 August 2014

Hydro Scholarship helping University PhD student map a changing Tasmania

Research underway at the University of Tasmania could lead to the automated generation of detailed maps of the state, powered by algorithms capable of learning. A PhD student who graduated from the University with First Class Honours in Engineering, Willem Olding is the 2014 recipient of the Dr Sergio Giudici Hydro Tasmania Elite Research Scholarship.
6 August 2014

Community invited to come “Back to Waddamana”

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the community to join its centenary celebrations at a family day at the site of its first power station. The Back to Waddamana Day on Sunday, 26 October will be held at the Waddamana Power Station Museum and Village located 42.5km north east of Bothwell in the Central Highlands. The original station came into service in May 1916, providing the first hydro-electric power to Hobart.
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.