Experience the power of water in a big weekend for Launceston

23 August 2018

The sheer power of water will be on display during a big weekend in Launceston in mid-September.

Hundreds of people will experience the power of water firsthand as we offer free guided tours of Trevallyn Power Station on Saturday September 15.

Hydro Tasmania CEO Steve Davy said it was an exciting weekend for Australia’s largest generator of renewable energy.

“Tasmanians are our most important customers, the very people we were created to serve and we’re proud to show them through our power stations,” he said.

“We’re giving people the chance to look ‘under the hood’ and see how we use the water from the South Esk River to create electricity. There will also be a hands on learning area with activities for young and old.”

There will also be open days at Mackintosh and Gordon power stations later in the year. Details are available on our website.

Rounding out a huge water-powered weekend in Launceston, thrill-seeking paddlers will take advantage of ample white water in Cataract Gorge on Sunday September 16.

“Harnessing the power of water is something we’ve been doing for more than 100 years. While providing clean, secure energy is our first priority, we also take pride in supporting recreational water users,” Mr Davy said.

“We’ll be releasing up to 30 cubic metres of water per second through the day - that’s the equivalent of an Olympic swimming pool every minute and a half, providing great conditions for paddlers.”

The special release coincides with the second day of the Esk Paddle Fest, culminating in the Hydro Tasmania Cataract Gorge Extreme Race.

The water release will happen from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday September 16, and the Extreme Race will run from 1-3pm.

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Released for Hydro Tasmania by Sam Ikin / 0409 722359 / media@hydro.com.au.

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