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Hydro Tasmania expecting $90 million loss from energy supply challenge
Hydro Tasmania has announced that it is expecting to take a loss of $90 million following a period of record low inflows from September 2015 to April 2016, coupled with the failure of...
Basslink returns to service
Australia’s Basslink interconnector has returned to service, six months after the undersea cable failed.
Renewables currently powering Tasmania
Mainland Tasmania is currently being continuously and completely powered by renewable energy for the first time this year, Hydro Tasmania has announced.
Costs increase for Ruataniwha scheme in New Zealand, but more jobs and income predicted
A review of the regional economic impacts of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand forecasts more than 3500 ongoing jobs will be created and tens of millions...
Hydro Tasmania’s water levels below 15%
Water levels in Hydro Tasmania’s reservoirs currently stand at 14.8%, with the Tasmanian Government announcing it is turning to diesel to ensure energy security during the...
Plans reviewed to resolve Waihi Dam silt discharge
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in New Zealand is reviewing an action plan from Eastland Group outlining the steps it will take to resolve the discharge of sediment from the Waihi Dam...
Power stations return to service following Fire
Two of three power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in Tasmania’s north-west have been returned to service, Hydro Tasmania has announced.
Mersey Forth stations returning to service following fire
Power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in Tasmania’s north west are being progressively returned to service, Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has announced.
Fires posed no threat to energy supply, says Hydro Tasmania
Fires currently burning near power generation assets have posed no threat to energy supply, Australian utility Hydro Tasmania said in a statement.
Fire damages Hydro Tasmania assets
Fire has damaged part of Hydro Tasmania’s energy infrastructure in north-west Tasmania, the company has confirmed in a statement.
Addressing safety concerns down under
Hundreds of hectares of koala habitat are now better protected due to enhancement projects recently completed by Seqwater at dams in Australia.
Meridian Energy bins Burdekin project
Meridian Energy Australia has said it will not proceed with development of the Burdekin hydropower project in Northern Queensland, blaming ‘destabilising revisions’ to Australian...
Green paper identifies new dam sites in Australia
New sites for water infrastructure projects, including dams, have been identified in the Australian Federal Governments new Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper.
Hydro Tasmania starts cloud seeding program
Hydro Tasmania is to begin its 2014 cloud seeding season tomorrow in a bid to help increase hydro storages in the Australian state.
New dams proposed for Queensland
Up to eight new dams could be built in the Australian state of Queensland under new flood management plans unveiled by the State Government.
Ingeteam launches new subsidiary in Australia
Electrical engineering firm Ingeteam has announced it has opened a new subsidiary in Australia in a bid to target the renewable energy market in the country, including hydropower.
Funding secured for Australian wave power project as new agreement signed
Victorian Wave Partners (VWP), a subsidiary of Ocean Power Technologies, has signed a revised agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for a A$66.5M grant to...
Meridian acquires rights to Burdekin Falls hydro project
Meridian Energy Australia has bought the rights to a proposed 37MW hydro project on Queensland’s largest water storage, the Burdekin Falls Dam, south of Townsville.
CEO leaves Hydro Tasmania
Hydro Tasmania has announced its CEO, Roy Adair, is leaving the business after three years at the helm of the company.
SMEC to keep Scrivener Dam Safe
SMEC has been awarded a three year dam safety and surveillance consultancy services contract for Scrivener Dam by the National Capital Authority (NCA) in Canberra.