Hydro In Tasmania Ready For New Era

Hydro In Tasmania Ready For New Era

Tasmania Minister for Energy Matthew Groom

A New Era For Hydro In Tasmania

Victor P Taffa

Tasmanians are rightly proud of our Hydro. Hydro-industrialisation in Tasmania over the past 100 years has given us low-cost, reliable power.

“It has also had an enormously positive impact on our community, especially in the post-war era where it helped shape the State we live in today.” Minister for Energy Matthew Groom said.

“Second-wave of hydro development has the potential to rival our previous golden era in hydro development.” Mr. Groom said.

Over $3 Billion worth of projects are now being tested, projects which could add an extra 2,500 MW into the system and provide enough additional power for 500,000 homes.

“A second interconnector will be important in maximising Tasmania’s future renewable development and the Tamblyn Report released yesterday shows that there are significant benefits that can be achieved from this, both for Tasmania and the national electricity grid.”

“A significant further expansion of Tasmania’s Hydro capacity will only strengthen the case for a second interconnector which is why the Tasmanian Government is partnering with the Commonwealth Government to fully realise its potential.” Mr. Groom said.