John Butters power station

John butters power station is the only power station built for the king river Power Scheme in western Tasmania. It has one Francis turbine with a generating capacity of 144 MW of electricity, and is remotely controlled from the sheffield control center.

Water is fed from Lake bury which is dammed by the Crotty dam in the gap in the West coast range between Mount jukes and Mount huxely, and to the south by Darwin dam.

The power station is named after Hydro Tasmania’s first general manager and chief engineer, John Butters.


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