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.
16 April 2014
Bhutan looks to Tasmania for hydropower expertise
Tasmanian expertise is helping grow renewable energy development in Bhutan.
A 15-member delegation from the government-owned Druk Green Power Corporation is in Tasmania undertaking an intensive two-week training program at the Entura clean energy and water institute at Cambridge. The program includes courses in hydropower development, hydrology, project economics, and environmental and social safeguards, as well as business systems and leadership.
The training is funded under the Australia Awards Fellowships, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Australia Awards Fellowships aim to develop leadership, address regional development priorities, and strengthen partnerships and links between Australian organisations and partner organisations in developing countries.