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Weather

Overview

Learning area: science, HASS
Topics: water, electricity, geography

The weather is an integral part of the Snowy Hydro power generation story. Learn the importance of the weather, the seasons and how it all plays a crucial role in the generating of renewable energy.

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The sciences of Snowy Hydro

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Learning area: science
Topics: design, energy, electricity and technologies

As a leader in the renewable energy industry, science is a big part of everything we do at Snowy Hydro. This module explores the sciences behind renewable energy and in particular Snowy Hydro. Students will also learn about the limitless potential of STEM-related careers and the future of the Australian energy industry,

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The Snowy Scheme water cycle

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Learning area: science, HASS
Topics: water, electricity, geography

The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, is the continuous path that all water follows. Learn how Snowy Hydro works with the water cycle to harness the power of water to generate renewable energy.


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Women in STEM

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Learning area: Science
Topics: English, History, Science

The Women of STEM learning module introduces students to the idea of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), as a career path, while extending their knowledge and learning experience to discover more about great Australian women in STEM from Snowy Hydro, currently and from our past.

The learning package has been designed to provide teachers with resources and learning material that focuses on research skills, history, literacy, technology, and science to support their in-class pedagogy and practices.

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The Snowy Scheme developments

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Learning area: science, HASS
Topics: geography, environment, engineering

Discover the two developments in the scheme; the northern Snowy-Tumut Development, where the power generated here is sent into the NSW energy market and the southern Snowy-Murray Development, where the power is sent into the Victorian energy market.  Both developments are connected by tunnels to the Scheme’s main regulating storage, Lake Eucumbene.


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Our proud history

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Learning area: HASS
Topics: citizenship, civics, history

Learn about the many workers who came from war-torn Europe through the Commonwealth Government’s immigration scheme. Over 100,000 men and women from more than 30 countries worked on the construction of the Snowy Scheme. For the first five years of construction, 100’s of workers lived in tents in remote areas of the mountains with very basic living conditions to prepare construction sites for the dams and tunnels. These workers were paramount to the success of the mighty Snowy Scheme.   

1953 – Norwegians arriving at the base of the inclined embankment designed to support the down-piped, or penstocks, that would deliver water from the dam to Guthega Power Station.

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Snowy 2.0

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: design, energy, electricity and technologies

In this Module, learn how Snowy 2.0 will play a major role in offering stability in the Australian Energy Market by providing on-demand energy and large scale storage capacity. It will link two existing reservoirs, Tantanagara and Talbingo. At periods of high demand, Snowy 2.0 will generate electricity using this stored water and when the demand for energy is low the water will be pumped back to the upper dam.

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Power generation

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Learning area: science
Topics: electricity, engineering, physics

Through our video and learning resources explore how hydro-electricity is generated to produce clean renewable energy. There are nine power stations comprising 33 turbines, with a total generating capacity of 4,100 megawatts. Most of the turbines used in the Snowy Scheme are Francis turbines, which are installed vertically.

Francis turbines have the widest range of pressure applications and are designed with the capability to generate electricity and to pump water.

Tumut 3 Power Station Machine Hall

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Water of the Snowy Scheme

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Learning area: science, HASS
Topics: water, electricity, geography

Discover how the rain that falls in the mountains combined with the snow melt is collected, filling up our dams that are used to store the water.  The stored water is then used to generate electricity through our Power Stations and released into the Murray River, the Murrumbidgee River and the Snowy River for irrigation.


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Introduction to Snowy Hydro

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Learning area: science
Topics: electricity, energy, water

Snowy Hydro is a dynamic, integrated energy business. Our role is to ensure energy security, underpin the transition to renewables, and increase competition in energy markets. Snowy Hydro has been providing on-demand, reliable energy to Australia for over 70 years.  Experience the mighty Snowy Scheme and Snowy Hydro through this module. The Snowy Scheme took 25 years to complete from 1949 to 1974 and is deemed one of the engineering wonders of the world, using the power of water to generate clean renewable energy and supply much needed irrigation westwards.


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