Waddamana re-opens after the fires

22 May 2019

The Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site has re-opened to the public, having survived Tasmania's relentless summer fires. It is Hydro Tasmania’s first power station and the centrepiece of the Great Lake Power Scheme, which is entered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.



Core blimey!

12 April 2019

Geotechnical investigations is the technical term for poking around in the ground to find out more about the soil, sub-surface structure and the rock layers beneath. And it’s ground breaking stuff… literally!


View of Tarraleah Power Station from the shore

How can Tasmania be the Battery of the Nation?

05 April 2019

Tasmania is uniquely placed to help lead Australia through its challenging transition towards cleaner sources of energy. Battery of the Nation offers a future that’s clean, reliable and affordable - but how will it work? Our CEO, Steve Davy, explains...



Bootylicious spiders and vampire vines

28 February 2019

As part of the Expedition of Discovery, TMAG scientists recently visited Musselroe Wind Farm looking for new and threatened species. The wind-swept sand dunes of Tasmania's North-East did not disappoint.


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Graduating to the next level

21 February 2019

What's it like being part of Hydro Tasmania's Graduate Program? Maria Brescianini shares her experience as a graduate mechanical engineer and also provides a few tips on how to nail your application.



The legacy of John Butters

02 January 2019

It’s not every day that a power station evokes tears of sentimental joy but that is precisely the effect the John Butters Power Station had on one special visitor recently.


The intake tower 200 metres above Gordon Power Station

Gordon gets a new lease on life

21 December 2018

If life begins at 40, as the saying goes, it began this year for one of our most iconic landmarks. But clocking up four decades of dedicated power generation for Tasmania had taken a toll so this year Gordon Power Station has undergone one of its biggest maintenance operations yet.


A galaxiid specimen

The Hydropower Guide to the Galaxiids

13 December 2018

This is an amazing story of survival in the complex universe that exists in the fresh waterways we manage. It’s not to be confused with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which is a completely different story in a much larger universe. The two are similar only in that they contain important lessons about life, the universe and everything, so make yourself a solid cup of tea and don’t forget your towel.


Education coordinator, Gina Harvey, showing a student a diagram of water flow

Generation Hydro - Helping STEM the decline

30 November 2018

We love STEM. Unfortunately the number of students taking up STEM subjects at school is low. So we’ve developed an education program, Generation Hydro, which allows teachers to harness the resources of Hydro Tasmania to get their students excited about STEM.


Rapidly flowing river

Meet our climate drivers

14 November 2018

We generate clean energy from water, so we really like to know how much it's going to rain. While the weather can change a lot from day to day its general trend is driven by the climate. Here in Tasmania there are three major climate drivers, let's meet them.


Black and white image of men marching in an ANZAC Day parade at Wayatinah

The veterans who helped build the Hydro

09 November 2018

War veterans have played an important role with Hydro Tasmania throughout the past century. In 1947 Polish ex-servicemen were invited to apply for two year contracts with the Hydro. Antoni ‘Tony’ Rozmaryniewicz was one of them and we are proud to share his story.


Barge transporting logs across Lake Pieman

A drowned treasure

24 August 2018

It’s probably the last place you would think to look for some of the world’s most sought after timber but the depths of Hydro Tasmania’s dams have proven to be a treasure trove.


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Work ready in the Huon Valley

24 August 2018

Being an adult who struggles to read and write proficiently can be overwhelming. The Geeveston Community Centre is confronting this issue head-on using funding from our Community Grant Program.


Hooked on Tassie fishing?

24 August 2018

Our Senior Aquatic Scientist, David Ikedife, shares his passion for angling and how we manage our water resources for energy generation and great trout.


Mountainous terrain with a large river running through a valley

How can a dam be a battery?

24 August 2018

Any water in a Hydro Tasmania dam is potential energy. We collect water in our dams then run it downhill to spin turbines creating energy. All that water sitting in our dams is like a big pool of electricity waiting for when it’s needed.


A wall with interpretation panels depicting early images and stories from Lake Margaret

New life at Lake Margaret

24 August 2018

There are many hidden treasures in the winding copper-coloured hills around Queenstown on Tasmania’s rugged west coast. But few of them carry the same history and mystique as the Lake Margaret Power Station.


A coach talking to junior football players in a huddle

Powering grassroots football

24 August 2018

In many parts of Tasmania footy is the backbone of the community. We have a long, proud history as a football state. We are committed to powering the development of football from the ground up and we’ve sponsored the Tasmanian Football Foundation’s Coaching Mentor Network.


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What's it like being an apprentice?

24 August 2018

What does a typical day as a Hydro apprentice look like? What kind of work do they do? To answer these questions and more, we had a chat with Jeremy Cashion from New Norfolk who is in his third year of a mechanical apprenticeship (and loving it).


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Engineering diversity

24 August 2018

Nurturing a culture of inclusion where diverse views and experiences are embraced and every person is valued and respected is one of our major objectives at Hydro Tasmania. That’s why we’re so proud to be one of two sponsors for Engineers Australia’s diversity in engineering scholarship for women.


Aerial view of Cluny dam and power station

Cluny gets a little work done

24 August 2018

No not that Clooney. Our Cluny is about 30m tall, largely made of concrete and surprisingly about six years younger. Clearly, power stations deteriorate at a faster rate than Hollywood icons (arguably, they work a little harder), and the ‘work done’ here is closer to reconstructive surgery than your average aging actor face lift.


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