Hydro Energy

Hydro power in the Australian Energy Market

Hydro Energy Production During August 2017

Hydroelectricity is used extensively in the Australian electricity grid. It provides for most of Tasmania's energy requirements and elsewhere is used both for base and peak load generation thanks to its high ramp rate/responsiveness.

The default, capacity factor graph shows the output as a percentage of registered capacity. Alternatively, you may view the actual output in megawatts.

Hydropower stations may be included or excluded from the graphs by toggling the check boxes. The total will update accordingly.

Data for the month-long graphs is sampled at 3 hour intervals to reduce the number of data points.

Hydro Generators

ID Name Source/Technology Registered
Capacity (MW)
New South Wales (NSW1)
BDONGHYD Burrendong Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 19
BLOWERNG Blowering Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 70
BROWNMT Brown Mountain Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 8
BURRIN Burrinjuck Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 27
COPTNHYD Copeton Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 22
GLBWNHYD Glenbawn Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 6
GUTHEGA Guthega Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 60
HUMENSW Hume (NSW) Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 29
JNDABNE1 Jindabyne Small Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 1
JOUNAMA1 Jounama Small Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 14
KEEPIT Keepit Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 6
PINDARI Pindari Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 7
SHGEN Shoalhaven Power Station (Bendeela And Kangaroo Valley Power Station And Pumps) Water, Hydro - Gravity 240
THEDROP1 The Drop Power Station Water, Run of River 2
TUMUT3 Tumut 3 Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 1,500
UPPTUMUT Tumut Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 616
WYANGALA Wyangala A Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 20
WYANGALB Wyangala B Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 4
2,651
Queensland (QLD1)
BARRON-1 Barron Gorge Power Station Water, Run of River 30
BARRON-2 Barron Gorge Power Station Water, Run of River 30
KAREEYA1 Kareeya Power Station Water, Run of River 21
KAREEYA2 Kareeya Power Station Water, Run of River 21
KAREEYA3 Kareeya Power Station Water, Run of River 21
KAREEYA4 Kareeya Power Station Water, Run of River 21
KAREEYA5 Kareeya Power Station Water, Run of River 7
W/HOE#1 Wivenhoe Power Station Water, Pump Storage 250
W/HOE#2 Wivenhoe Power Station Water, Pump Storage 250
WIVENSH Wivenhoe Small Hydro Water, Run of River 5
656
South Australia (SA1)
TERMSTOR Terminal Storage Mini Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 2
2
Tasmania (TAS1)
BASTYAN Bastyan Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 80
BUTLERSG Butlers Gorge Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 14
CETHANA Cethana Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 85
CLUNY Cluny Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 19
DEVILS_G Devils Gate Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 60
FISHER Fisher Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 43
GORDON Gordon Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 432
JBUTTERS John Butters Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 144
LEM_WIL Lemonthyme / Wilmot Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 82
LI_WY_CA Catagunya / Liapootah / Wayatinah Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 170
LK_ECHO Lake Echo Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 32
MACKNTSH Mackintosh Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 80
MEADOWBK Meadowbank Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 40
MIDLDPS1 Midlands Power Station Hydro, Hydro - Gravity 6
PALOONA Paloona Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 33
POAT110 Poatina Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 100
POAT220 Poatina Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 200
REECE1 Reece Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 116
REECE2 Reece Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 116
REPULSE Repulse Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 28
ROWALLAN Rowallan Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 10
TARRALEA Tarraleah Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 90
TREVALLN Trevallyn Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 93
TRIBUTE Tribute Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 83
TUNGATIN Tungatinah Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 125
2,281
Victoria (VIC1)
BAPS Banimboola Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 13
CLOVER Clover Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 29
DARTM1 Dartmouth Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 150
EILDON1 Eildon Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 60
EILDON2 Eildon Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 60
EILDON3 Eildon Power Station Water, Run of River 4
GLENMAG1 Glenmaggie Hydro Power Station Water, Run of River 4
HLMSEW01 South East Water - Halllam Hydro Plant Water, Hydro - Gravity 0
HUMEV Hume (Vic) Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 29
MCKAY1 Bogong / Mackay Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 308
MURRAY Murray Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 1,502
RUBICON Rubicon Mountain Streams Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 14
WILLHOV1 William Hovell Power Station Water, Run of River 2
WKIEWA1 West Kiewa Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 31
WKIEWA2 West Kiewa Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 31
YWNGAHYD Yarrawonga Hydro Power Station Water, Hydro - Gravity 9
2,246
Total registered
7,836