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Tasmanian energy crisis: Hydro Tasmania in uncharted territory as dam levels continue to drop

March 8, 2016
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7225822-3x2-460x307Hydro Tasmania concedes it is heading into uncharted waters as storage levels at two of the state’s major catchments fall to less than 12 per cent.

Hydro Tasmania’s dam levels are at record lows at 15.5 per cent as the Basslink power cable remains out of action preventing it importing energy from the national grid.

Rainfall in the North West slowed the drain to 0.6 per cent in the past week but Lake Gordon, in the south west, and the Great Lake in the central highlands have not fared so well.

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Published by: ABC News, 7/3/2016