Our first hydropower station was built more than a century ago. Times and technology changed, but Hydro Tasmania’s clever minds kept building hydropower stations into the 1990s, and are still developing wind farms now.

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Powering Tasmania


Many of our hydropower assets were world firsts when they were built. Today, we maintain and upgrade them to world-class standards to ensure Tasmania's electricity supply is reliable and secure. Our stations are in six high-rainfall catchments formed from natural river systems. We link the power stations and water storages through natural and man-made channels. Hydro Tasmania also uses a world-class wind resource - the roaring 40s. Our wind farms have been built to take advantage of these prevailing westerly winds. Find out more by downloading our Power of Nature publication. 

Power stations by location

Today we have 30 hydropower stations operating in Tasmania. We also operate two wind farms on mainland Tasmania and two diesel power stations and a wind farm on the Bass Strait islands. Each power station is grouped by location.

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