Client: Hydro Tasmania
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Urgent power backup in severe weather
Tasmania uses about 1,200 MW electricity every year, 60 per cent of which comes from hydropower. When a particularly severe drought brought Hydro Tasmania’s reservoir levels down to an all-time low, they knew the island would face severe blackouts unless they could get extra power, fast. To make things worse, the Basslink undersea power cable that connects Tasmania to the mainland National Electricity Market (NEM) had also broken down, so they were running out of options.
Project Fact File
CEO, Hydro Tasmania
108 MW of diesel-generated power