Rain is good news for dam levels

24 November 2021

A wet spring has gifted Tasmania with very high levels of energy in storage, but the unprecedented events of 2016 are never far from our minds and storage is just one part of Tasmania’s energy security.


Flinders Island wind turbine

On island power

26 October 2021

The Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub is a groundbreaking project that’s placed Tasmanian innovation firmly on the national stage - demonstrating just how communities can readily adapt and embrace clean energy.



Adapting for a very different climate future

18 October 2021

The push to decarbonise Australia's energy sector is the opportunity for Tasmania, where what was once a mission to electrify the state now aligns with building a more sustainable future, according to Caroline Wykamp, Executive General Manager Commercial.


The benefits of exercise

The power of exercise in the fight against cancer

07 October 2021

Thanks to a grant from Hydro Tasmania, the Cancer Council Tasmania continues its great work supporting those with cancer through online complementary health programs.



There's something in the air

07 September 2021

September 7 marks the global day for action on clean air and blue skies. Find out a little more about International Clean Air for Blue Skies day in our blog and see how reducing reliance on diesel use (and increasing renewables) is playing a role in the air we breathe.



Raising a glass to science

25 August 2021

Dr Carolyn Maxwell is our Climate and Water Strategy Specialist. An unassuming powerhouse behind the successful rehabilitation of the sensitive Lagoon of Islands site in the Central Highlands, Carolyn is a quiet changemaker working hard to shape a bright future for Tasmania.



Tungatinah to Tokyo: the Tasmanian canoeist who made it to the Olympics

23 July 2021

We catch up with Daniel Watkins ahead of the canoe slalom event at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. We asked about his canoeing career to date and learned about the qualities that make Tasmanian paddlers unique on the international circuit.



Holey moley - Rats will eat anything

09 July 2021

Delve into the vital role of high voltage circuit breakers in our electricity supply and what makes them so attractive in the rodent world...



Education the key to escaping prejudice

27 May 2021

The new ‘Hydro Tasmania Scholarship’ will be granted to an LGBTIQ+ Tasmanian tertiary student annually, as part of our recently announced Gold Partnership with the Pinnacle Foundation.


students sitting in a forest recording audio

The north-west’s beating art

27 May 2021

Mark 26 June for something very special happening in Sheffield, when Hydro Tasmania and TasNetworks partner with the award-winning Big hArt for a one-of-a-kind event.


Flinders Island mountains strezlecki peak

Saving the wombats of Musselroe Bay

26 May 2021

There’s so much we don’t know about wombats, but these scientists are learning how to save them from a deadly disease.


Water collection

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.


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