Edition 5
December 2019

The Spill

Wow - this last quarter has been super busy!

We welcomed people from across Tasmania and afar, to two of our power stations as part of our annual open day program.

Together with our colleagues at TasNetworks, the Cradle Coast Authority and Central Coast Council, we launched the Cradle Coast Future Energy Hub in Burnie. This central shared space is perfect for collaboration and sharing information with the community – if you're in the area drop in and see us!

The global market potential for hydrogen export is massive, and Tasmania is in a unique position to lead the nation in production of green hydrogen.

And things started looking a little fishy... with the 39th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships kicking off last weekend. Competitors from across the globe are experiencing some of Tasmania's prime rivers and lakes in some pretty extreme weather conditions for summer!

2019 Power Station Open Days

This year, both Devils Gate and Tarraleah power stations opened their doors to great success, even if the weather tried to keep people away.  Our open days are an amazing chance to show people around these the assets, rarely seen from the inside, and talk to people about some of the exciting projects coming up.

We added a few photos from both days on our Facebook page, so let us know if you were there and share your photos with us! You can also check out a video from Tarraleah below.

Powering up...
Just add water

Hydrogen has the ability to power everything from our homes to transport and industry. Scientists believe it has exciting possibilities as a global energy source, especially when generated by renewable energy, stored then delivered as needed.

Tasmania is in a unique position to lead the nation in the production of green hydrogen to meet both domestic and global demand. We have a strong competitive advantage to deliver a green hydrogen production industry alongside our Battery of the Nation plans and increase our renewable capacity, keep prices low and deliver more jobs for Tasmanian communities.

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West: Out on the Edge

We’re very proud to be a major partner of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)’s 'West: Out on the Edge', a captivating new multidisciplinary exhibition exploring a unique region of our state. Tasmania’s west is a complex and compelling place, isolated by its extreme terrain but strengthened by its history and community. Read more >

Don't judge a bug by its cover

Bugs – they're not for everyone, especially those hardcore arachnophobes who generally jump and run at the mere sight of one. Or so I've heard. But although many of us would rather not come face to face with them, bugs and insects – or invertebrates – are all around us and, ironically, they're the backbone of the living world. Read more >

World Fly Fishing Championships

We are proud to be a major sponsor of the 39th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships (WFFC).

Tasmania was chosen for this event due to our vast reserves and a thriving population of wild trout. The event kicked off last weekend and was held at some of Tasmania's most iconic fly fishing locations.

Teams from across the world came out to compete over five sectors, over a five day period (wow – that’s high five’s all round I’d say!), in some pretty tough conditions.

Winning teams will be announced tomorrow at the official medal presentation, before everyone packs up their rods and head back home.

Visit the WFFC website
Improving the water quality of Woods Lake

Twenty years ago, fishing conditions at Woods Lake were terrible.

We’ve been working with the Inland Fisheries Service to improve water quality and now Woods Lake is so good that it is one of the locations for the World Fly Fishing Championships.

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Want to go down to Devils Gate Dam?

If your first thought here is a leather-clad rock chick, well, you’re certainly not alone, even if it’s just the two of us.

One of us might even have trouble seeing the name Devils Gate Dam without bursting into a few bars of the song made famous by Suzi Quatro. But, there’s more to this than seventies nostalgia and ground-breaking female bass guitarists. Read more >

Muddying the waters

Anyone living in or around Launceston would be familiar with the flood of controversy surrounding the quality of water in the area.

For the local community, sedimentation in the kanamaluka / Tamar estuary and the presence of visible mudflats in and around the community are frequently raised as concerns, not only because of the less than desirable aesthetics, but also the impact on access and navigation in the channels and Seaport area. Read more >

Have a good time on us!

If you enjoy the great outdoors, experiencing the natural beauty and heritage Tasmania has to offer, why not enjoy visiting some of our sites.

From boating to paddling, fishing to water-skiing, we have some spectacular places for you to explore over the summer break. You can find these gems on our website.

Fancy yourself a keen camper?

If you’re packing the camping gear into the boot of the car this holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll come across some of the camping and recreation sites we manage. There are dozens of them around the state and we would love you to use them. We've put together some tips on how to create the best camping experience when you get to your destination.

Tips for tenting
Holiday season is upon us

Our Hobart office will be closed from 5pm on 24 December 2019 and will reopen 8:30am Monday 6 January 2020.

But don't worry, we have dedicated crews working to keep our power stations running.

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site opening hours

Why not take a trip to the Central Highlands over the holiday season, pop in and visit the Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, open every day (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Make a day of it and take a self guided tour around hydropower industrial heritage on the Highlands Power Trail.


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