Tasmania's iconic hydropower system, past, present and future

09 October 2020

Just as past generations built Tasmania’s iconic hydropower schemes we rely on for renewable energy today, the Battery of the Nation concept, when fully realised, will be a lasting legacy we leave for the generations of Tasmanians that follow us.


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Environmental protection - it's in our nature

21 August 2020

As custodians of 60 per cent of Tasmania’s freshwater resources, we play a pivotal role in looking after some of the state’s most important natural assets, with responsibilities that stretch well beyond the generation of clean energy. Our talented aquatic scientists measure water quality and monitor the health of our aquatic ecosystems. It's just one of many jobs here at Hydro Tasmania and Entura that require skills in subject areas like science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


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Angling for a safe trip

03 August 2020

Tassie’s anglers welcome the opening of our wild brown trout waters every August. This year, the coronavirus lockdown has some of us feeling a little more excited than usual to throw a line in. Maybe you’re looking forward to stalking the trout with those new flies, or you just want to drown a few worms with a mate.


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One good outfit can change your life

14 July 2020

We love ideas that change lives. Dress for Success donate professional outfits to women so they can ace their job interview, get back into work, rebuild a life and achieve independence and confidence.


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Making time for nature - it's all part of the job

05 June 2020

Hear what it’s like to work within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to protect nature, as members of the Hydro Tasmania and Entura teams share close encounters with native animals, and fascinating insights into native and invasive plant species, to help us understand why now more than ever it’s time.


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Waiting for the world to return - in the midst of coronvirus remote workers are feeling the isolation more than ever

02 June 2020

We’re all navigating how to work in this unfamiliar world, and for some of us, we see hope on the horizon as things slowly return to normal. But what if you work far beyond the 30km essential travel boundary? We talk to Brett Brady stationed at Gordon Power Station where he’s working with a small team to keep the lights on.


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For an essential worker, there's no such thing as lockdown

26 May 2020

Getting your head around a new job can be daunting at the best of times, but when there is a global pandemic happening at the same time... Alyssa, our Cadet Hydrographer, accepted the challenge. Her team is working together, but working at a distance, as she continues her role as one of Hydro Tasmania's water caretakers.


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Navigating COVID-19 as a mum working at home

20 May 2020

Starting a new job amid a global pandemic, Zoe's workplace was nothing like the bustling open-space office she was expecting. Her office was her home, her desk buddies are her husband and two children. How she navigated the complexities of working a brand new job and educating her children from home is admirable, to say the least.


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The underground world of hydropower

06 May 2020

Sure our dams are impressive, but while you stand in awe of what's before you, you’re missing a whole world hidden below.


Trevallyn Dam

Water, water everywhere...

27 February 2020

This past January, after we announced a series of planned water releases from some of our dams for the annual Paddle Week rafting and kayaking events, we had a few questions about whether this may have affected the drinking water restrictions announced by TasWater in late 2019.


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Revisiting Hydro’s history and heritage

25 February 2020

It's been 37 years since plans for the Lower Gordon power scheme were abandoned after one of the most divisive environmental campaigns in Tasmania's history. From those controversial times came a deepened commitment by Hydro to environmental planning, revegetation and site restoration.