Energy Supply Plan update

9 May 2016

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

Tasmanian Government media release.

Key points:

  • The Energy Supply Plan, combined with recent rainfall, is ensuring energy security for Tasmania.
  • Water storages are now at 16.1 per cent, an increase of 3.1 per cent over the week. It’s the first time in 12 months that storages have increased by greater than three per cent in one week.
  • The energy challenge is not over. Rebuilding dams will take a long time, careful management and hard work.
  • For the past week, Hydro Tasmania has generated heavily from smaller storages and reduced the level of diesel and gas generation, to avoid spill in these smaller storages.
  • Subject to weather, Basslink is still advising it expects the interconnector to return to service in mid-June.

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