Many in the Community would be aware that the Jindabyne Shared Trail near the Snowy River Shire Council (SRSC) water treatment plant has been closed for some time after the discovery of dumped fibro asbestos fragments last year. Immediately after the discovery was made, SRSC closed the affected 400m section of path while visible fragments were picked up and air quality monitoring was carried out. Although the air quality monitoring showed that there were no airborne fibres, the SRSC made a decision at this stage that it would keep the trail closed until a long term solution was found with
The Snowy Mountains Scheme has a very rich and proud history. It is an iconic part of Australia’s history, the legacy of which is still evident today. I personally have strong admiration for the quality of workmanship shown by all the men and women who built the Snowy Scheme. Now, 65 years on, it’s hard to imagine undertaking such a significant project, within such a harsh environment and without the technology we have access to today. They did an incredible job. As the stewards of the Snowy Scheme, Snowy Hydro is committed to a rigorous program of asset maintenance and
From Monday 13 October to Thursday 16 October 2014, Snowy Hydro will once again open a Temporary Public Viewing Area at the Jindabyne Dam so members of the public can view the Snowy River Flushing Flows for 2014 (click here to view map to viewing area). The pattern of daily releases from Jindabyne Dam down the Snowy River seeks to emulate flows in a natural unregulated snow melt river system. This means that the operation of the release valves will be a regular feature during winter and spring as a number of high flow events will be delivered. A flushing
Recently, I completed my first year as CEO of Snowy Hydro – and what a year it has been. My first visit to the Snowy Scheme was in 1998 and I loved it from that day. There has been a great relationship between Snowy and I for all that time, in my previous life as a CEO of Energy Australia I was one of Snowy’s biggest customers and I’ve always admired the team here and the way Snowy does business. I long coveted the chance to work here – so when that opportunity came up a year ago now, I
Snowy Hydro is poised to write a brand new chapter in its iconic history with its acquisition of Infratil’s Australian Energy Market Assets, including the retailer Lumo, in a deal worth $605 million. The purchase includes 163MW of peaking generation assets in South Australia and NSW, the company ‘Direct Connect’ (a one stop utility connection service) and Lumo’s electricity and gas retailing business, which has more than 540,000 customers in Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Queensland. Combined with the existing Red Energy business, Snowy Hydro’s retail customer base will now total almost 1 million customers across four States, marking a
Snowy Hydro Limited has won Australian Business Awards in the categories of Innovation and Community Contribution for 2014. Snowy Hydro was recognised for our outstanding commitment to the community through the creation, development and implementation of our Community Partnerships Program. The Community Partnerships Program provides both financial and in-kind support to local communities, supporting initiatives that fit with our business, values and culture and that are valuable to the people of our region. Snowy Hydro was also awarded for innovation through the use of the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) to assess tunnel condition in the Snowy Scheme. The Award for
Over the years we’ve kept you up to date with our internationally renowned Cloud Seeding Program, but aside from the obvious benefit of more snow, you may not realise that there have been many other benefits from the scientific research. Take, for example, the high-resolution network of weather stations installed in and around the Snowy Water catchment, including a number of specialist instruments that measure snow more accurately than the standard rain gauge . The knowledge of Snowy Hydro’s scientists who run the cloud seeding operations, along with the data from this world-class instrument network, is now being put to
Snowy Hydro SouthCare Base Open Day When: SUNDAY 30 MARCH: 10am – 3pm Where: Monaro Highway, 2km South of Hindmarsh Drive Each year Snowy Hydro SouthCare invites the public to its helicopter base at Hume to see the helicopter up close, meet the crew and enjoy a day of entertainment, market stalls, rides and helicopter joy flights (Helisurveys). Support your local rescue helicopter and learn more about the vital role our service plays in the community. Entry by gold coin donation.
This week, Snowy Hydro SouthCare CEO, Owen Finegan, Pilot, and a past patient of the service along with several other riders are embarking on a 7-day charity cycling trip from Griffith, NSW to the Helicopter Base in Canberra. The ride will cover 700kms and much of the service region of the helicopter, aiming to raise awareness and funds for the rescue helicopter. This is a brilliant feat for past patient, Rohan Playford who required the rescue service after being involved in a serious motor bike accident on the Clyde Mountain, Kings Highway. “The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter Rescue Service saved
by Paul Broad, CEO Snowy Hydro… As CEO, I am lucky enough to get to experience the Snowy Mountains Scheme first hand. Every time I am in the Snowy Mountains I take the opportunity to experience the Scheme through the eyes of our dedicated teams who maintain and upgrade it. Last month, Chief Operating Officer Ken Lister and the Jindabyne production team took me through Guthega Power Station, which is where the Snowy Scheme began. Guthega was not only the first power station to be built, it was the test to see if construction of the Scheme in its entirety
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