Energy Supply Plan update

16 May 2016

An update on the energy supply situation was provided on 16 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 20 per cent, an increase of 3.9 per cent over the week.

> We have turned the corner, but there’s no room for complacency. We need to keep rebuilding storages.

> Hydro Tasmania is focused on using available generation as effectively as possible to take the pressure off our major storages. This means not using diesel and gas when there are high inflows to our storages.

> Basslink continues to advise a return-to-service date of mid-June. However, there’s a risk of further delay because of bad weather.


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