Read all the news about our centenary activities below.

Community invited to come “Back to Waddamana”06 August 2014

Hydro Tasmania is inviting the community to join its centenary celebrations at a family day at the site of its first power station.

The Back to Waddamana Day on Sunday, 26 October will be held at the Waddamana Power Station Museum and Village located 42.5km north east of Bothwell in the Central Highlands. The original station came into service in May 1916, providing the first hydro-electric power to Hobart.

Centenary project manager Lara van den Berg said it was hoped the free event would attract former employees, past...Find out more

Rewarding our young people for future thinking05 August 2014

Hydro Tasmania is inviting Tasmania’s young people to imagine the future of energy supply and use, as part of the centenary celebrations of the business.

The Schools Future Thinking competition asks students in years 5-10 to consider how we might source and use energy one hundred years from now.

“One hundred years ago marked the start of ‘the Hydro’ in Tasmania. Those who worked on the early power schemes could not have imagined some of the technologies we use today to provide energy for homes and businesses,” said Hydro...Find out more

Join in celebrating Hydro Tasmania’s 100th birthday11 June 2014

Hydro Tasmania is inviting all Tasmanians to join in celebrating its centenary this year, through a free program of events across the state.

Hydro Tasmania is celebrating its centenary in October to recognise the beginning of the original Hydro-Electric Department in 1914. This later became known as the Hydro-Electric Commission then the Hydro-Electric Corporation but has been known and claimed by Tasmanians for generations simply as ‘the Hydro’.

The centenary event program...Find out more

Hydro centenary supporting Dark Mofo11 April 2014

As part of its centenary celebration, Hydro Tasmania is pleased to be partnering with MONA and City of Hobart to bring a large-scale lighting installation to Hobart to transform the waterfront.

The installation, known as Articulated Intersect, will light up the sky from dusk to dawn as part of the Dark Mofo Festival (June 13-22) and be visible over a 15-kilometre radius. The powerful searchlights will be able to be manipulated by the public using lever...Find out more

Hydro Tasmania needs your help!25 March 2014

Hydro Tasmania is seeking the public’s help to identify the students and their teachers in this school photo from 1935.

The photo is believed to be of the class at the Tarraleah school attended by children of Hydro families involved in the construction of the Tarraleah power station which was opened in 1938.

Hydro Tasmania wants to discover their identities, find out if any are alive or have family in the State and recognise their role in Hydro’s history, as part of the work it is doing to celebrate its Centenary later in...Find out more

Public call for stories to celebrate Hydro centenary07 February 2014

Hydro Tasmania is seeking the public's help to build an online library of personal stories as it prepares to celebrate 100 years of powering the State.

'The Hydro' celebrates its centenary in October to recognise the creation of the original Hydro-Electric Department in 1914.

CEO Steve Davy said the business will recognise the milestone with a program of events and initiatives later in the year. The program is still being developed and will be announced in the coming months.

The people who built the business would be...Find out more

Ticklebelly Tales back in print31 July 2013

Ticklebelly Tales and other stories from the people of the hydro is a best-selling book originally released in 2007. After selling out in just six months, Ticklebelly Tales has been reprinted and is again available for purchase.

Heather Felton’s book, which focuses on the social and cultural aspects of Hydro Tasmania’s history, provides a unique perspective, drawn from personal stories and recollections told in the first person. It is a valuable and special contribution adding to the historical record already...Find out more