We are a proud generator of environmentally responsible energy. Through our portfolio of hydro-electric generators, we generate more than 150 MW of clean energy.
Barron Gorge Hydro is located 20km north-west of Cairns. It sources water from the Barron River to produce electricity, before releasing the water back into the river.
In 2011, a $28 million refurbishment of the Barron Gorge Hydro was completed, extending the power station’s life for another 40 years and ensuring Far North Queensland continues to benefit from secure and environmentally responsible energy.
Taking its name from an Aboriginal word meaning Big Water, Kareeya Hydro has been providing electricity to Queenslanders since 1957. Located near Tully in Far North Queensland, the station’s ability to start up quickly means it plays an important role in ensuring a secure, reliable power supply.
Commissioned in 1999, Koombooloomba Hydro is a dam release point hydro situated on Koombooloomba Dam. The hydro operates by capturing energy from existing water releases required for the operation of Kareeya Hydro.
Its location on Koombooloomba Dam utilises the infrastructure established when the dam was constructed in 1960. The original dam design incorporated an outlet for use by future hydro-electric development.
Wivenhoe Small Hydro is located below Wivenhoe Dam’s five spillway slots and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The generator captures water released for other primary purposes without commanding dedicated water releases.