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Hydro under fire for cloud seeding

Hydro under fire for cloud seeding

Hydro Tasmania's decision to undertake cloud seeding flights in June is under fire with calls for an independent inquiry. Only days before serious flooding enveloped the state in ...

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Snowy might also be Sunny

Snowy might also be Sunny

  Snowy Hydro, operators of the iconic hydro scheme in NSW, says it is looking to purchasing agreements with new large scale solar projects as a key part of its future strate ...

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Hydro takes $180m hit from Basslink

Hydro takes $180m hit from Basslink

Hydro Tasmania has costed the state's recent energy crisis at $180 million and says it will post a $90 million full year loss. Appearing before a Parliamentary Committee, Hydro ch ...

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Big rains help Tassie

Big rains help Tassie

Tasmania continues to recover from its energy crisis with dam storage levels pushing through the 20 percent level and repairs for the damaged Basslink cable to the mainland still ...

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Big rains make Tassie 100 pc renewable

Big rains make Tassie 100 pc renewable

After struggling with a power crisis which saw $44 million spent on 200 MW of emergency diesel generation, Tasmania was these week fully funded by renewable energy after substanti ...

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Kidston project on fast track

Kidston project on fast track

Genex Power’s plans to transform the abandoned Kidston gold mine in Queensland into a hybrid hydro and solar park continue to be fast-tracked, with state owned utility Ergon Energ ...

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Tas dams fill as Hydro marks centenary

Tas dams fill as Hydro marks centenary

Higher dam levels are improving the outlook for hydro power generation in Tasmania as the state marks more than four months since the Basslink outage disconnected the state from m ...

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Dam levels plumb record lows in Tassie

Dam levels plumb record lows in Tassie

Tasmania’s energy crisis shows no sign of improvement, with dams continuing to fall to record lows and renewed calls for electricity rationing in the state. Latest data from Hydro ...

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Horror scenario for Tasmanian power

Horror scenario for Tasmanian power

Tasmania is facing a worst case energy scenario with forecasts that levels in hydro producing dams could fall to as low as 6.5 percent. The dams are currently at a record low 14.8 ...

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Lal Lal Hydro set for 2016 completion

Lal Lal Hydro set for 2016 completion

Work has begun on a hydro-electric project in Victoria which will produce up to enough power for up to 80 homes. The Lal Lal Reservoir Hydro-Electric project south-east of Ballara ...

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