Hey, you all want to go down to Devils Gate Dam?

07 November 2019

If your first thought here is a leather-clad rock chick, well, you’re certainly not alone, even if it’s just the two of us. One of us might even have trouble seeing the name Devils Gate Dam without bursting into a few bars of the song made famous by Suzi Quatro. But, there’s more to this than seventies nostalgia and ground-breaking female bass guitarists.


NRM NOrth Tamar

Muddying the waters – managing sedimentation in the kanamaluka / Tamar Estuary

28 October 2019

Anyone living in or around Launceston would be familiar with the flood of controversy surrounding the quality of water in the kanamaluka / Tamar estuary. But a new report has shown water


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Pitching a tent – engineering 101

23 October 2019

If you’re packing the camping gear into the boot of the car this holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll come across some of the camping and recreation sites we manage. There are dozens of them around the state and we would love you to use them. If you’re not sure where they are or which one would be best for you, take a look at our ‘find-a-site’ interactive map. To help you get the most out of your camping experience, we asked a couple of our engineers to apply their knowledge of dam building to pitching a tent.


To the Moon and back

To the Moon and back - space technology driving life on earth

16 August 2019

If you are old enough to remember watching the Moon landing on your black and white television in 1969, you will remember it as a defining moment in our history. But what does this have to do with Hydro Tasmania?


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World class in our backyard

02 August 2019

To coincide with the opening of the angling season, we asked our Senior Aquatic Scientist David Ikedife for some tips on where to head to make the most of Tasmania's waterways



Design like a girl - tackling the gender divide in engineering

03 July 2019

It’s hard to believe that in 2019, some professions are still regarded as ‘male’ or ‘female’ careers. We at Hydro Tasmania believe in diversity in the workplace and are working actively to increase opportunities for women to enter and remain in traditionally male-dominated professions like engineering.



What can Sandra Bullock teach us about microgrids?

29 May 2019

The Bass Strait islands are powered by world leading renewable microgrid technology. But just how do they work? Like any good explanation, let's start with a film analogy...


Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site

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.


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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.


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.


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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