Hydroelectric Plants in Australia - Victoria

Bogong
Location: VIC
Operator: AGL Hydro
Configuration: 2 X 75 MW Francis
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Toshiba, McConnell Dowell Corp
Quick facts: Victoria State Premier John Brumby opened the A$230mn Bogong power station on 20 Nov 2009, the largest hydroelectric plant built in mainland Australia in the past 20yrs. The plant is on Lake Guy and uses water delivered from McKay Creek via a 6.5km headrace tunnel, a 1.3km pressure shaft and two 250m dropshafts to the underground powerhouse. This was the original Kiewa-2 power station, part of a four-plant hydro scheme first conceptualized in 1911 and under construction since 1938.

Photograph courtesy of AGL
Posted 26 Jun 2010

Dartmouth
Location: VIC
Operator: AGL Hydro
Configuration: 1 X 180 MW Francis
Operation: 1980
T/G supplier: Boving, Siemens
Quick facts: Dartmouth Dam and power station are on the Mitta Mitta River in north-eastern Victoria. The power plant went commercial in Jan 1981 and annual electricity output averages about 310 GWh. The station is connected to the grid via a 40km, 220kV transmission line to Mt Beauty where the remote control center is also located. The Murray Darling Basin Commission controls water releases from the dam to meet irrigation requirements.

Photograph by Asilmaril (wikimedia)
Posted 15 Oct 2008

Eildon
Location: VIC
Operator: AGL Hydro
Configuration: 2 X 60 MW Francis
Operation: 1956-1957
T/G supplier: Boving, BTH
Quick facts: Eildon HPP operates mostly in the summer months.

Photograph courtesy of Pacific Hydro
Posted 7 Oct 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 07-Oct-2015

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