Read all the news about our centenary activities below.

"People of the Hydro" documentary available to purchase on DVD17 December 2014

As part of its centenary celebrations, Hydro Tasmania commissioned a short documentary film to tell the story of the business over the past 100 years.

The Hydro was created by ordinary people doing extraordinary things that have helped develop Tasmania’s identity and changed the way we live.

People of the Hydro: celebrating 100 years of future thinking focuses on the stories of individuals who have been part of the ‘Hydro family’ in various ways throughout the history of the business.

The half-hour documentary...Find out more

Imagining our future energy landscape04 November 2014

Wearable solar panels, harnessing the power of natural disasters and capturing energy from space could all be part of the world’s future energy mix if Tasmanian school children are right.

Hydro Tasmania invited Tasmania’s young people to imagine the future of energy, as part of the centenary celebrations of the business. The Schools Future Thinking competition asked students in years 5-10 to consider how we might source and use energy 100 years from now, and explain it in 100 words or less.

“We received more than 70 entries...Find out more

Heritage listing for Hydro Tasmania’s Great Lake scheme28 October 2014

The importance of the Great Lake Power Scheme to Tasmania’s historical development has been formally recognised, with the permanent listing of key elements of the scheme on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.

The listing is the first Hydro-built scheme entered on the Register; another Hydro-operated site on the Register, Lake Margaret, was built and operated by the Mt Lyell Co. from 1911 – 1984.

In 1916 power generation began at the Waddamana A Power Station. Between 1939 and 1949 Waddamana B was built to meet the increasing...Find out more

A bucketful of Hydro memories comes to Hobart17 October 2014

Hydro Tasmania’s centenary event program focuses on Hobart this week, with the opening of a mobile exhibition and screenings of a documentary, both of which celebrate the stories of the people who built ‘the Hydro’.

The business will officially mark its centenary on 23 October 2014, and is inviting all Tasmanians to join in celebrating, through a free program of events across the state.

“The Hydro was created by ordinary people doing extraordinary things that have helped develop Tasmania’s identity and changed the way we...Find out more

SOLD OUT: TSO at Tarraleah14 October 2014

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra box office has advised that tickets have sold out for a one-off concert being held at Tarraleah on 8 November.

The concert is part of Hydro Tasmania’s free program of events across the state to celebrate its centenary.

The concert will pay tribute to the people who built ‘the Hydro’, particularly the many migrant workers who’ve come to Tasmania over the past 100 years to work on development of the...Find out more

Tickets on sale today: one-off concert by TSO at Tarraleah01 October 2014

As Principal Partner of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hydro Tasmania is commemorating its long partnership in its centenary year with an historic concert at Tarraleah to be held on Saturday 8 November.

The TSO will perform a one-off concert paying tribute to the many people who’ve worked on development of the state’s hydropower system over the past 100 years. The concert particularly acknowledges the contribution of migrant workers to the Tarraleah scheme.

“Although the Hydro village of Tarraleah was established in the...Find out more

Celebrating the Power of Water18 September 2014

Eighty-year-old timber that once carried water at the Lake Margaret Power Station has found new life in a handcrafted boat, built using traditional materials and nearly century-old methods.

The 15 foot clinker Pippa was a feature at today’s launch of the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival (QHAF) program at Hydro Tasmania’s headquarters in Hobart.

The Lake Margaret Power Station celebrates its centenary this year, and is a focal point of the third biennial Festival.

“The Lake Margaret power scheme is the...Find out more

Join us underground at Gordon Power Station12 September 2014

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the Tasmanian community to take a look inside the Gordon Power Station on Sunday 21 September as part of a program of events to celebrate its centenary this year.

Located two and a half hours south-west of Hobart, the Gordon Power Station is the largest power station in Tasmania and is 183 metres underground. It is the only power station on the Gordon/Pedder scheme. The station was commissioned in 1977 with two machines. A third machine was commissioned in 1988.

Gordon Power Station is supplied...Find out more

100 Years of Hydro: public exhibition launched in Launceston26 August 2014

A travelling public exhibition telling the story of the Hydro over the last 100 years will open in Launceston tomorrow (August 27).

100 Years of Hydro is a dynamic, audio-visual, content-rich exhibition that portrays the past, present and possible future of the Hydro through the fascinating stories of the people who built the business.

“Hydro Tasmania began its life with a far-reaching dream and continues to take the lead in renewable energy creation in Australia,” said centenary program manager, Lara van den Berg...Find out more

Tasmania’s biggest open home!21 August 2014

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the Tasmanian community to take a look inside its power stations, as part of a program of events to celebrate its centenary this year.

The first will opportunity will be at Trevallyn, which will be open to the public on Sunday 31 August.

Operating power stations are seldom open for public access, for safety and operational reasons.

“If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a hydropower station looks like, this is a rare opportunity to find out!” said Lara van den Berg, manager of the...Find out more