What Is Hydro

Hydro power is created by capturing energy from moving water. Usually, hydro power works by capturing the potential energy of dammed water, which drives a water turbine and generator as it is piped down a hill at high pressure.

Most of tasmanias electicity comes from hydro although a little comes from wind turbines and a very small amount from coal.

Today, there are 27 hydro power stations all around Tasmania.

Increasing the total output from hydro power is achieved through efficiency upgrades to existing hydro plants and environmentally-sensitive small-scale hydro schemes, such as those on smaller rivers. For the foreseeable future, hydro power will remain an important source of renewable energy in Tasmania.

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