A possible new future - find out more

    The Tarraleah hydropower scheme is one of the state’s oldest operating schemes and an important part of our annual generation.

    With support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, we investigated how to reimagine the scheme, to make it better suited to deliver what the future electricity market will need. This study was promising, showing the scheme could be redeveloped to increase capacity and flexibility – all valuable requirements in a future energy market.

    In this next stage of investigation, we'll be doing further detailed investigations into a range of areas including:

    • Environmental regulatory and parliamentary approvals
    • Stakeholder engagement and community consultation
    • Project design and geotechnical investigations
    • Procurement strategy development and tendering
    • Market and system modelling
    • Detailed financial assessment

    We also to do a range of social studies including:

    • Local content and community benefit sharing
    • Visual and landscape
    • Recreational impact.
    • Traffic impact
    • Heritage and tourism opportunities and impacts
    • Workforce accommodation

    This information will allow us to assess the commercial viability of a future redevelopment and this will be used to make a final investment decision or FID.

    We expect the FID in mid 2024.

    There will be consultation with the community later this year as we embark on the approvals process for a potential redevelopment at local, state and Federal level.