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?



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...



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...


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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 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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.