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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


A half submersed hand holding baby eels

The eel deal

24 August 2018

Eels are amazing creatures, instinctively swimming up rivers to mature. That gets complicated when they get confronted with the wall of a hydro dam that’s about 30 metres high. But our aquatic scientists have come up with a novel solution.


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Kicking diesel (and the injectors) off the islands

24 August 2018

Historically the communities on Flinders and King Island have relied on diesel generators to keep the lights on, but that has changed thanks to our hybrid energy solutions.