News

22 March 2016

Basslink corrects public record

Basslink Pty Ltd has issued a statement rejecting claims made today that the repair vessel Ile de Rey would not continue to be available to complete the repair process on the cable.
21 March 2016

Energy Supply Plan update

Hydro Tasmania and the State Government have a plan to manage energy supply and that plan is being implemented. Today’s plan update covers the following key points:
18 March 2016

Basslink break, severe drought out of the blue

Tasmania is facing an unprecedented set of circumstances that are providing significant challenges for Hydro Tasmania in the provision of energy supply to the State. But this is a challenge we are facing head on. There was no prior warning of two events with extremely low likelihood.
15 March 2016

Energy update

An update on the energy supply situation was provided on 14 March by the Energy Minister Matthew Groom.
9 March 2016

Ministerial Statement - Energy security

An update on Tasmania’s energy security was provided on 8 March by Matthew Groom, Minister for Energy, during the first sitting of Parliament.
9 March 2016

Basslink was importing at time of trip

Hydro Tasmania has confirmed today that Tasmania was importing energy at the time the Basslink cable tripped on 20 December 2015. Statements to the contrary are incorrect.
9 March 2016

Diesel generation work begins at Port Latta

Site works have begun to enable the installation of around 20 megawatts (MW) of temporary diesel generation at Port Latta. The work is part of Hydro Tasmania’s statewide effort to protect and secure Tasmania’s energy needs in response to the combination of several months of unprecedented low inflows and an extended Basslink outage.
8 March 2016

Update on Energy Supply Plan

An update on the Energy Supply Plan was provided on 7 March by the Energy Minister Matthew Groom and Hydro Tasmania.
8 March 2016

Basslink update

An update on Basslink was provided on 8 March by Basslink Pty Ltd.
4 March 2016

EPA decision on operation of temporary diesel generation

Hydro Tasmania has welcomed today’s announcement by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that it will allow the start of operation of temporary diesel generators at Catagunya Power Stat