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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Between 2002 and 2005, Tasmania's installed electricity generating capacity increased from 2,502 MW to 2,570 MW, due to the introduction of wind farms on the mainland of Tasmania. On 17 October 2005, the wind energy generation company Roaring 40s separated from Hydro Tasmania. Wind energy generation is not available after that time.

INSTALLED GENERATING CAPACITY(a)(b)

Hydro(c)
Thermal - Oil(d)
Thermal - Gas(d)
Wind
Total
Year
MW
MW
MW
MW
MW

2002
2,262
240
-
-
2,502
2003
2,263
120
120
11
2,514
2004
2,265
-
240
65
2,570
2005
2,265
-
240
65
2,570
2006
2,278
-
240
-
2,518

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Figures do not include Bass Strait islands.
(b) At 30 June.

(c) Hydro installed capacity increased by 13MW due to upgrades on the No.3 and No.4 generators at Trevallyn, completed in September 2005.
(d) Since 2003, the Bell Bay diesel oil-fired power station has been fuelled by natural gas.
Source: Hydro Tasmania Annual Report 2005-2006 (available at the Hydro web site,
http://www.hydro.com.au).
ENERGY UNITS GENERATED(a)(b)(c)

Hydro
Thermal - Oil(d)
Thermal - Gas(d)
Wind(e)
Total
Year
GWh
GWh
GWh
GWh
GWh

2001-02
10,133
62
-
-
10,195
2002-03
9,938
109
351
37
10,435
2003-04
9,834
-
796
95
10,725
2004-05
9,610
-
934
226
10,770
2005-06
9,688
-
585
78
10,351

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Figures do not include Bass Strait islands.
(b) Year ending 30 June.

(c) Generation for 2004-05 and previous years is gross energy measured at the generator. Following entry into the National Energy Market, mainland Tasmania generation for 2005-06 is the net energy measured at the market and distribution connection points.
(d) Since 2003, the Bell Bay diesel oil-fired power station has been fuelled by natural gas.
(e) Wind energy indicated for mainland Tasmania in 2005-06 is from 1 July 2005 to 17 October 2005, when Roaring 40s Pty Ltd separated from Hydro Tasmania.
Source: Hydro Tasmania Annual Report 2005-2006 (available at the Hydro web site,
http://www.hydro.com.au).


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