Hydroelectric Power Plants in Australia - NSW

Blowering Dam
Location: NSW
Operator: Snowy Hydro Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 80 MW Francis
Operation: 1971
T/G supplier: Riva, AEG
EPC: Morrison, Knudsen, Utah and Mcdonald
Quick facts:
This is a 112m high, 808m long rock fill, clay core embankment dam across the Tumut River upstream of Tumut in the Snowy Mountains region. Blowering Reservoir has a design surface area of 44.6km². Annual power production is about 260 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of www.riverglade.com.au
Posted 1 Feb 2014

Chichester Dam
Location: NSW
Operator: Delta Electricity
Configuration: 1 X 120 kW impulse
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Pelena Energy
EPC: Jarara Energy
Quick facts: The dam is owned and operated by the Hunter Water Corp and supplies water to the Newcastle region via Dungog Water Treatment Plant. The dam was commissioned in 1923 and rehabilitated in 1985. The minihydro plant cost A$300,000.

Photograph courtesy of Delta Electricity
Posted 16 Mar 2005

Guthega
Location: NSW
Operator: Snowy Hydro Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 30 MW Francis
Operation: 1955
T/G supplier: English Electric

Photograph courtesy of Snowy Hydro Ltd
Posted 5 Jun 2004

Hume Dam
Location: NSW
Operator: Eraring Energy
Configuration: 2 X 26 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1957
T/G supplier: English Electric
Quick facts: This dam is just below the junction of the Murray and Mitta Mitta rivers 16km from Wodonga. Construction started in Nov 1919 and the dam was completed in 1936.  It is named after Hamilton Hume who led an exploration party to the area in 1824.

Photograph courtesy of Goulburn-Murray Water
Posted 20 Jan 2007

Murray-1
Location: NSW
Operator: Snowy Hydro Ltd
Configuration: 10 X 95 MW Francis
Operation: 1966-1967
T/G supplier: Boving, ASEA

Photograph courtesy of Snowy Hydro Ltd
Posted 5 Jun 2004

The Drop
Location: NSW
Operator: Pacific Hydro
Configuration: 1 X 2 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: ESAC
EPC: MWH

Photograph courtesy of Pacific Hydro
Posted 5 Jun 2004

Tumut-3
Location: NSW
Operator: Snowy Hydro Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 250 MW Francis
Operation: 1972-1974
T/G supplier: Toshiba, Melco
Quick facts: Tumut-3 operates at 150.9m rated head. The plant was overhauled in 2009/10. Units 4-6 have single-stage, 190-MW, under-coupled pumps.

Photograph courtesy of Snowy Hydro Ltd
Posted 5 Jun 2004

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Feb-2014

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