Hydro Tasmania: Electricity distributor

Energy generator Hydro Tasmania is an industry leader in hydroelectric power.

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Quick facts about Hydro Tasmania

  • Hydro Tasmania is an energy generator and electricity distributor, which means it doesn't sell energy to consumers.
  • You can't sign up for electricity plans with Hydro. If you're looking for an electricity retailer in Tasmania, the only two options are Aurora Energy and 1st Energy.
  • Hydro Tasmania is the primary electricity generator in Tasmania and claims to be the largest producer of renewable energy in Australia.

Hydro Tasmania electricity generation

Hydro Tasmania (Hydro) specialises in power generation and does not retail electricity. Initially formed in 1914 by the State Government of Tasmania, Hydro opened its first hydroelectric dam the same year. Since then, it has continued to add to its portfolio of renewable power stations.

Hydro claims to be the largest producer of renewable energy in Australia. It offers clean energy solutions to support Tasmania's energy demand through its network of more than 50 major dams, 30 power stations and two wind farms.

You can't buy energy from Hydro directly. The company does sell electricity through its retail branch Momentum Energy. However, Momentum doesn't offer power in Tasmania and only serves customers in South Australia, Victoria, NSW and South East Queensland.

Hydro also owns an energy consulting firm called Entura.

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Hydro renewable energy

Hydro Tasmania aims to replace Australia's reliance on fossil fuels with renewable resources and generates most of its electricity from hydropower and wind turbines.

Both hydro and wind power work by using generators powered by water or wind. Because the water and wind never run out, the generators can run indefinitely and won't deplete any resources.

The company also helps isolated communities reduce their dependence on diesel by providing them with clean energy sources such as wind and solar.


How do I contact Hydro Tasmania?

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General enquiries1300 360 441
Emailcontactus@hydro.com.au
International calls+61 3 6230 5111
Media enquiries+61 409 722 359

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