It takes a village

22 March 2021

Water is at the heart of everything we do. So too is a deep belief in giving back to society, which means thinking globally as well as locally. For these reasons, we’re proud to support Water for a Village: a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that improves access to clean drinking water in Ethiopia. Read their inspiring story here, and learn more about how you can get involved.



Hydro: The next generation

25 February 2021

Local duo, Joe and Amanda of The Tasmanian Tuxedo are all about championing local stories. Our CEO Evangelista 'Ange' Albertini shared his journey with them, from growing up in Hobart's northern suburbs to transforming the future of renewable energy in Tasmania.



Funding for first responders

12 February 2021

The life-saving volunteers of the Derwent Valley SES helped us launch the 2021 Community Grant Program and show us how they put their own grant to good use protecting Tasmanians.



Restoration of Lagoon of Islands

02 February 2021

Nestled near Woods Lake on the Central Plateau, sits Lagoon of Islands. While the casual observer may say Lagoon of Islands is unremarkable, to an ecologist it is a place of wonder.



Lake Burbury goes cray-cray!

21 January 2021

A little-known species of burrowing crayfish thought to be extinct has been found alive and well, as part of one of our environmental surveys.



Syncing to new heights

22 December 2020

Battery of the Nation is the solution to a looming problem in our national power grid - stability. Learn how with this easy crash-course in the laws of physics, market economics and how ‘synchronous’ generation with Tasmania’s turbines can help the mainland avoid blackouts.



Game of drones - photographing scenery and our dams

21 December 2020

Discover what hides within Tasmania's wilderness - going the distance does have its rewards.


Two workers in the Wilmot Power Station machine turbine

The Curse of WilNOT Power Station

18 November 2020

Looking after our existing power stations is the biggest part of Hydro Tasmania’s annual workload and budget. There are rolling schedules of maintenance and outages planned years in advance, which often take more than a year to complete. But even though we’ve been doing this for decades, there are sometimes still a few surprises in store.



The Power of Country

10 November 2020

Every year, NAIDOC Week celebrates Aboriginal culture’s history, culture and achievements. In Tasmania, we are surrounded by the influence of this living culture. Our landscape was changed and managed by Aboriginal people for 40,000 years and still bears the signs if you know what to look for.



Tasmania's iconic hydropower system, past, present and future

09 October 2020

Just as past generations built Tasmania’s iconic hydropower schemes we rely on for renewable energy today, the Battery of the Nation concept, when fully realised, will be a lasting legacy we leave for the generations of Tasmanians that follow us.


Climate and environment hero image

Environmental protection - it's in our nature

21 August 2020

As custodians of 60 per cent of Tasmania’s freshwater resources, we play a pivotal role in looking after some of the state’s most important natural assets, with responsibilities that stretch well beyond the generation of clean energy.


People sitting around a campfire after a day of fishing at Penstock Lagoon

Angling for a safe trip

03 August 2020

Tassie’s anglers welcome the opening of our wild brown trout waters every August. This year, the coronavirus lockdown has some of us feeling a little more excited than usual to throw a line in. Maybe you’re looking forward to stalking the trout with those new flies, or you just want to drown a few worms with a mate.


Two people holding up clothes donated for Dress for Success

One good outfit can change your life

14 July 2020

We love ideas that change lives. Dress for Success donate professional outfits to women so they can ace their job interview, get back into work, rebuild a life and achieve independence and confidence.


Hydro Tasmania employee inspecting flora and fauna

Making time for nature - it's all part of the job

05 June 2020

Hear what it’s like to work within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to protect nature, as members of the Hydro Tasmania and Entura teams share close encounters with native animals, and fascinating insights into native and invasive plant species, to help us understand why now more than ever it’s time.


Hydro Tasmania employee Brett at Gordon Dam

Waiting for the world to return - in the midst of coronvirus remote workers are feeling the isolation more than ever

02 June 2020

We’re all navigating how to work in this unfamiliar world, and for some of us, we see hope on the horizon as things slowly return to normal. But what if you work far beyond the 30km essential travel boundary? We talk to Brett Brady stationed at Gordon Power Station where he’s working with a small team to keep the lights on.


Hydro Tasmania employee sitting outside

For an essential worker, there's no such thing as lockdown

26 May 2020

Getting your head around a new job can be daunting at the best of times, but when there is a global pandemic happening at the same time... Alyssa, our Cadet Hydrographer, accepted the challenge. Her team is working together, but working at a distance, as she continues her role as one of Hydro Tasmania's water caretakers.


Hydro Tasmania's learning and development manager working from home at computer

Navigating COVID-19 as a mum working at home

20 May 2020

Starting a new job amid a global pandemic, Zoe's workplace was nothing like the bustling open-space office she was expecting. Her office was her home, her desk buddies are her husband and two children. How she navigated the complexities of working a brand new job and educating her children from home is admirable, to say the least.


Person walking up tunnel from underground power station

The underground world of hydropower

06 May 2020

Sure our dams are impressive, but while you stand in awe of what's before you, you’re missing a whole world hidden below.


Trevallyn Dam

Water, water everywhere...

27 February 2020

This past January, after we announced a series of planned water releases from some of our dams for the annual Paddle Week rafting and kayaking events, we had a few questions about whether this may have affected the drinking water restrictions announced by TasWater in late 2019.


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Revisiting Hydro’s history and heritage

25 February 2020

It's been 37 years since plans for the Lower Gordon power scheme were abandoned after one of the most divisive environmental campaigns in Tasmania's history. From those controversial times came a deepened commitment by Hydro to environmental planning, revegetation and site restoration.


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