Hydro-electric power station

Two posts, from two visits with different content.

Trevallyn Power Station was built 1955, and replaced Duck Reach. It's managed by Hydro Tasmania. A few years back, the state-owned HEC was broken up into 3 companies: the Hydro, who generate the power; Transend, who transmit it, and Aurora, who deal with the consumer side.

Window
Trevallyn Lake & dam is on the South Esk river, just up from the gorge. The water comes down a combination of tunnel & pipe to the power station, where it's divided into four streams.

Control

First, the 1950s style control room. Mostly replaced now by a couple of PCs.

The next stop is right down on the turbine floor

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Hydro-electric power station

Two posts, from two visits with different content.

Trevallyn Power Station was built 1955, and replaced Duck Reach. It's managed by Hydro Tasmania. A few years back, the state-owned HEC was broken up into 3 companies: the Hydro, who generate the power; Transend, who transmit it, and Aurora, who deal with the consumer side.

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This is the Exciter floor. The two generators at the back are originals. The fore two have been replaced and I think recently refurbished. Just the front one was operating at the time.

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