News

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.
14 October 2014

SOLD OUT: TSO at Tarraleah

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra box office has advised that tickets have sold out for a one-off concert being held at Tarraleah on 8 November.
13 October 2014

Summer opening hours for visitor centre at Musselroe Wind Farm

With the start of daylight saving, extended opening hours have been introduced for the visitor centre at the Musselroe Wind Farm. The Tebrakunna Visitor Centre provides a unique opportunity for people to learn about the wind farm’s history as well as the Aboriginal history of north-east Tasmania.
1 October 2014

Tickets on sale today: one-off concert by TSO at Tarraleah

As Principal Partner of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hydro Tasmania is commemorating its long partnership in its centenary year with an historic concert at Tarraleah to be held on Saturday 8 November. The TSO will perform a one-off concert paying tribute to the many people who’ve worked on development of the state’s hydropower system over the past 100 years. The concert particularly acknowledges the contribution of migrant workers to the Tarraleah scheme.
23 September 2014

Opinion Piece – RET Review and transition of the energy sector

The Warburton Review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has missed an opportunity to consider the role of the RET in the challenge of reducing emissions from electricity generation over time. Electricity generation is the single largest contributor to Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for around one-third of Australia’s annual emissions. Environmental policy and energy policy are inseparable; to believe they can be seen or designed in isolation from each other is to fail to contemplate the long-term challenge of moving to a low-emissions economy.
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.