Hydro Power Stations
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from falling or flowing water.
Burrinjuck, Keepit, Hume and Brown Mountain Hydro Power Stations operate from irrigation releases.
The Shoalhaven Scheme incorporating Kangaroo Valley and Bendeela Power Stations is a combination of conventional hydro from natural inflows, a pumped storage scheme and a pumped water diversion scheme for supply to Sydney.
Brown Mountain Hydro Power Station is located on the Bemboka River on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range. The Power Station commenced generating in 1943 and was originally owned and operated by the Bega Valley County Council.
Consisting of two pumping station located in the Shoalhaven district, Kangaroo Valley (near Nowra) and built as a joint project with the Sydney Catchment Authority. Kangaroo Valley Power Station has two 80MW pump/ turbine units and Bendeela Power Station has two 40MW pump/turbine units. Both stations were completed in 1977.
Located at the base of Burrinjuck Dam on the Murrumbidgee River near Yass.
Warragamba Power Station is at Warragamba Dam on Warragamba River south of Penrith.
Keepit Power Station is located at Keepit Dam on the Namoi River upstream from Gunnedah.
Hume Power Station is located at the Hume Weir on the Murray River upstream from Albury.