• First 100 MW of diesel generation installed

    Mar 31, 2016
    Hydro Tasmania today confirmed that 100 MW of temporary diesel generation has been installed at sites across the state.
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  • Projections for Tasmania's hydro storages

    Mar 30, 2016
    Hydro Tasmania has provided the Tasmanian Government with an updated projection for the low point for hydro storages, in light of yesterday’s announcement by Basslink Pty Ltd.
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  • Hydro Tasmania not preparing for blackouts

    Mar 23, 2016
    Hydro Tasmania has rejected claims by Unions Tasmania that energy blackouts are imminent.
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  • Basslink corrects public record

    Mar 22, 2016
    Basslink Pty Ltd has issued a statement rejecting claims made today that the repair vessel Ile de Rey would not continue to be available to complete the repair process on the cable.
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  • Energy Supply Plan update

    Mar 21, 2016
    Hydro Tasmania and the State Government have a plan to manage energy supply and that plan is being implemented.
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  • Basslink break, severe drought out of the blue

    Mar 18, 2016
    Tasmania is facing an unprecedented set of circumstances that are providing significant challenges for Hydro Tasmania in the provision of energy supply to the State. But this is a challenge we are facing head on. There was no prior warning of two events with extremely low likelihood.
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  • Energy update

    Mar 15, 2016
    An update on the energy supply situation was provided on 14 March by the Energy Minister Matthew Groom.
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  • Ministerial Statement - Energy security

    Mar 09, 2016
    An update on Tasmania’s energy security was provided on 8 March by Matthew Groom, Minister for Energy, during the first sitting of Parliament.
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  • Basslink was importing at time of trip

    Mar 09, 2016
    Hydro Tasmania has confirmed today that Tasmania was importing energy at the time the Basslink cable tripped on 20 December 2015. Statements to the contrary are incorrect.
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  • Diesel generation work begins at Port Latta

    Mar 09, 2016
    Site works have begun to enable the installation of around 20 megawatts (MW) of temporary diesel generation at Port Latta. The work is part of Hydro Tasmania’s statewide effort to protect and secure Tasmania’s energy needs in response to the combination of several months of unprecedented low inflows and an extended Basslink outage.
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