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HYDRO-ELECTRICITY

Did you know that the Snowy Scheme moves water through a series of tunnels built through the Snowy Mountains over 60 years ago? There are 145 kms of tunnels in the Scheme, and 9 power stations of various sizes and capacity - some are even many metres underground! This water is used to make electricity that you use cook your toast or your parents use to charge their phone.

Do your own research but you can start here - The Snowy Mountains Scheme

HOW DOES A DAM WORK?

We have a number of dams across the Snowy Scheme of all different shapes, sizes and types. Water is stored behind these dams and used to generate hydro-electricity, before being released for irrigation. Our largest dam is Talbingo Dam, and our largest water storage is Lake Eucumbene.

Do your own research but you can start here

MAKING SNOW THROUGH CLOUD SEEDING

Did you know scientists at Snowy Hydro can help make snow in the clouds?

Learn more about our Cloud Seeding Program or learn more about the water cycle system at your local library.

SNOWY 2.0

Snowy Hydro is looking to build more tunnels and a power station increasing our pumped hydro capacity. Known as Snowy 2.0, if built the new assets would increase the generation capacity of the Scheme by 50% - meaning more electricity to run your homes. This would be an exciting and major project for the Snowy Mountains.

Find out more here - Snowy 2.0

OR FIND YOUR OWN!

There are so many interesting engineering, technology and innovation facts about Snowy Hydro and the Snowy Scheme. Do your own research and see what you come up with! Some other interesting topics to research include kinetic energy, magnetism, electrical circuits, the water cycle, rock-bolting and even seatbelts!