Dam Storage Levels At 23.6% As Floods Hits Tasmania

Dam Storage Levels At 23.6% As Floods Hits Tasmania

Tasmania Minister for Energy Matthew Groom

Energy Supply Plan Update

Victor P Taffa

Storage levels are now at 23.6 %, an increase of 0.6 % in the last week. Storage levels will rise even further as a consequence of the rainfall over the past 48 hours.

  • Storage levels at Great Lake have increased from 15.7 % to 16.6 %.
  • Storage levels at Lake Gordon improved from 11.6 % to 11.9 %.

There has been substantial rainfall since the beginning of May, which has resulted in storages beginning to recover, Minister for Energy Matthew Groom said.

“Significant rainfall over the past 48 hours has unfortunately caused flooding in parts of the State. This is a very serious situation that the Government continues to monitor closely.”

“The emergency services are managing this very difficult and challenging situation and TasNetworks is working closely with emergency services to restore power connections that have been disrupted as a consequence of the weather conditions.” Mr. Groom said.

“Hydro Tasmania continues to manage inflows prudently. Over the past week, hydro generation has been augmented by some gas generation from Tamar Valley Power Station to manage peak demand, and to allow the major storages to continue to rebuild.”

“No diesel generation was required. Our Energy Supply Plan continues to ensure energy security for Tasmania.”

“Hydro Tasmania and the Government will continue to provide regular updates on the Energy Supply Plan. Tasmanians can be assured we will do everything necessary to maintain energy security and that the Plan is working.” Mr. Groom said.