Tasmania’s biggest open home

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the Tasmanian community to take a look inside its power stations, as part of a program of events to celebrate its centenary this year.

The first will opportunity will be at Trevallyn, which will be open to the public on Sunday, August 31. Operating power stations are seldom open for public access, for safety and operational reasons.

The company has 30 hydropower stations across Tasmania built in the past 100 years.

Guided tours will be held at six working power stations, including Lake Margaret near Queenstown, which is also celebrating its centenary this year. There will also be guided tours of Waddamana Power Station Museum – the Hydro’s first power station– during the Back to Waddamana free family day.

“There’s a wealth of history to explore in and around the power stations, but the guided tours by our knowledgeable staff will also provide insight into how Hydro Tasmania manages these large assets to ensure safe, reliable supply of renewable energy,” manager of the centenary program Lara van den Berg said.