Hydro power in the Australian Energy Market

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.

ID | Name | Source/Technology | Registered Capacity (MW) |
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New South Wales (NSW1) | |||

BDONGHYD | Burrendong Hydro Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 19 |

BLOWERNG | Blowering Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 70 |

BROWNMT | Brown Mountain | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 5 |

BURRIN | Burrinjuck Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 27 |

COPTNHYD | Copeton Hydro Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 24 |

GLBWNHYD | Glenbawn Hydro Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 6 |

GUTHEGA | Guthega Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 60 |

HUMENSW | Hume 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 Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 6 |

PINDARI | Pindari Hydro Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 7 |

SHGEN | Bendeela / Kangaroo Valley Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 240 |

THEDROP1 | The Drop Hydro Unit 1 | Water, Run of River | 3 |

TUMUT3 | Tumut 3 Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 1,500 |

UPPTUMUT | Tumut 1 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 |

PUMP1 | Wivenhoe Power Station No. 1 Pump | 240 | |

W/HOE#1 | Wivenhoe Power Station | Water, Hydro - pump storage | 250 |

W/HOE#2 | Wivenhoe Power Station | Water, Hydro - pump storage | 250 |

WIVENSH | Wivenhoe Small Hydro | Water, Run of River | 5 |

896 | |||

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 | 17 |

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 | 28 |

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 | 80 |

TRIBUTE | Tribute Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 83 |

TUNGATIN | Tungatinah Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 125 |

2,261 | |||

Victoria (VIC1) | |||

BAPS | Banimboola Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 13 |

CLOVER | Clover Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 30 |

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 Pondage Hydro Power Station | Water, Run of River | 5 |

GLENMAG1 | Glenmaggie Hydro Power Station | Water, Run of River | 4 |

HLMSEW01 | South East Water - Hallam Hydro Plant | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 0 |

HUMEV | Hume Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 29 |

MCKAY1 | Bogong / Mckay Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 300 |

MURRAY | Murray 1 Power Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 1,500 |

RUBICON | Rubicon Mountain Streams Station | Water, Hydro - Gravity | 14 |

WILLHOV1 | William Hovell Hydro 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 |

2,229 | |||

Total registered | |||

8,038 |