Update on North-West Transmission Developments Activities

Ecology and cultural heritage on-the-ground investigations and surveys will commence from the 12th of October across the length of the preferred Staverton to Hampshire Hills transmission route. The results are required for environmental planning and heritage approvals, for both State and Commonwealth assessment and approvals processes. Based on the feedback received on the landscape and visual impact of the Staverton to Hampshire Hills preferred route, photos will be taken at [...]

2020-10-29T15:00:11+11:00October 5th, 2020|

Applications Open for Hydro Tasmania’s Renewable Energy Summer Vacation Program

Applications are now open for Hydro Tasmania's 12 week summer vacation student program. The program offers the chance to work on real engineering projects, in an office environment and out in the field. Hydro Tasmania is a leader in renewable energy, powering Australia with clean hydropower. The program is open to third year mechanical, electrical and civil engineering student, and applications close at 9am, Friday 2 October 2020. You can [...]

2020-10-29T15:01:06+11:00September 28th, 2020|

Renewable Energy for a New Generation

Are some younger members of your household interested in renewable energy? Here's four things they can do: ✍️ Give the Tasmanian Government feedback about renewable energy and reducing emissions here ? Sign up for the Clean Energy Council's online Renewable Energy Careers Expo here ?‍? Learn about Hydro Tasmania's hydropower here ?‍? Check out Snowy Hydro 2.0's digital pop-up book here

2020-10-29T15:02:00+11:00September 25th, 2020|

Future Energy Hub Hosts Engineers Australia Event

The Future Energy Hub hosted Engineers Australia's Northwest regional group for a tour of the Hub by Tanya Denison, Future Energy Facilitator, and a presentation from David Pollington, COO, UPC\AC Renewables. The event attracted a substatial crowd, and the wide ranging discussion and questions demonstrated how Tasmania's renewable energy projects will call upon the skills of multiple engineering disciplines. Both David and Tanya are Fellows of Engineers Australia. Image: Darren [...]

2020-10-29T15:02:48+11:00September 24th, 2020|

Giving Young Tasmanians Their Say

Tasmania's children are now being given the opportunity to tell the Tasmanian Government what they think about the draft Plan to expand and grow Tasmania's clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy sector. You can find the Action Plan for young Tasmanians here You can find the survey here The survey will be open until the 22nd of October

2020-10-29T15:03:37+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

UPC Holding Drop In Sessions Next Week

UPC Renewables will be holding drop in sessions next week in Smithton, Wynyard and at the Future Energy Hub in  Burnie. This will be an opportunity to talk to them about their proposed Renewable Energy Parks in Circular Head, and the transmission line required to connect them to the electricity network. You can contact UPC Renewables on 6432 7999 or email participate@upc-ac.com You can find out more about their projects [...]

2020-10-29T15:05:00+11:00September 16th, 2020|

Federal Funding Announced to Fast Track Marinus Link

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today announced in a media release that the government will "work with state governments through a program worth up to $250 million to accelerate three critical projects – the Marinus Link, Project Energy Connect and VNI West interconnectors. “These links will help put downward pressure on prices, shore up the reliability of our energy grid and create over 4,000 jobs,” the Prime Minister said. “Our [...]

2020-10-29T15:05:58+11:00September 15th, 2020|

Net Zero will Require Going Beyond Tasmania’s 100% Renewable Generation Target

One of the actions in the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan 2020 is to "undertake community consultation on an ambitious net zero emissions target". Tasmania already has a net zero emissions target of 2050, in line with other states, but the Action Plan comments that there may be opportunity to adopt a more ambitious target. While our electricity is already at almost 100% renewable, Tasmania still produces emissions through [...]

2020-10-29T14:46:17+11:00September 14th, 2020|

Get started in Renewable Energy as a Trainee Maintenance Assistant

If you have trade or maintenance experience and are looking for a start in the renewable energy industry, Hydro Tasmania currently has positions open for Trainee Maintenance Assistants. Two of the roles will be based on the Cradle Coast at Tullah and Gowrie Park. Under the guidance of senior technicians you'll be working alongside some of the state's best tradespeople across our unique hydro generation assets, inside power stations and [...]

2020-10-29T15:07:51+11:00September 8th, 2020|

Renewable Energy Jobs in Tasmania

What will renewable energy jobs look like on the Cradle Coast? A report earlier this year by the Clean Energy Council and Institute for Sustainable Futures looked at part of the renewable energy workforce including direct jobs (development, construction/ installation, operation, maintenance, manufacturing) and some indirect jobs (transport, warehousing). The study did not include induced jobs (e.g. expenditure of construction workers in regional towns) or areas such as electricity networks [...]

2020-10-29T15:08:52+11:00September 2nd, 2020|