Cloud seeding will not proceed in 2017

17 March 2017

Hydro Tasmania will not resume cloud seeding for at least the remainder of this year.

As we’ve previously committed, Hydro Tasmania will not resume cloud seeding until there’s been a full internal review of the program, with any appropriate improvements being implemented, supported by stakeholder engagement.

The internal review will be finalised once the findings from the independent Tasmanian Government Flood Review are released.

The business will not proceed with the 2017 cloud seeding season and will consider the findings of the Flood Review later in the year and engage with stakeholders before further consideration is given to resuming the cloud seeding program.

With storages above 38 per cent, and the Tamar Valley Power Station operational, there is no material impact on energy security that arises from this decision.

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Released for Hydro Tasmania by Cassandra Leigh, (03) 62305883 / 0409 722359 / media@hydro.com.au