Energy situation secure

10 April 2018

Tasmania is well-placed to manage a Basslink outage lasting up to 31 May.

“The extended Basslink outage is not ideal. But it doesn’t meaningfully affect Tasmania’s energy security,” Hydro Tasmania CEO, Steve Davy, said.

“Autumn has produced good above-average inflows so far. We expect to manage comfortably without the ability to import.

“Hydro Tasmania storages were at 37 per cent on Monday. That’s an extremely secure level as we approach the wettest months of the year. It’s also well above the High Reliability Level set by the Energy Security Taskforce,” Mr Davy said.

The Combined Cycle Gas Turbine at the Tamar Valley Power Station is not currently operating, but available at 10 days’ notice. The station also has about 150 megawatts of quickly-accessible gas generation.



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