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Power generation


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 eight 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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