Hydro Tasmania recognised by UNited Nations for environmental innovation

The control panel through which the integrated KIREIP system is monitored

A Hydro Tasmania project maximising the renewable energy potential of King Island has been recognised in the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.

Each year, in support of United Nations World Environment Day, the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across the country.

Celebrated achievements come from individuals, organisations, businesses, local councils, schools, journalists and community groups who work to protect and restore natural heritage projects.

Hydro Tasmania’s King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) won the business award for Best Specific Environmental Initiative, a project that uses a range of renewable and conventional technologies to reduce diesel consumption for power generation on the island.

Earlier this year, KIREIP picked up another accolade, winning the 2013 Innovation Award from the Energy Supply Association of Australia.

KIREIP is an initiative of Hydro Tasmania and has been developed with the assistance of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Tasmanian Government.

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