The power station was completed in 1957, running two 25 MW (34,000 hp) turbines. In 2000, these turbines were each upgraded to 29 MW (39,000 hp).
In October 2012, a high voltage transformer at the power station caught fire, requiring more than fifty fire fighters who worked into the long hours of the night to put out the blaze.
According to AEMO, the capacity is nil in NSW and 17 MW (23,000 hp) in Victoria (available only in summer), suggesting a low average production due to the lack of water in the river. (empty in 2007).
The NSW Government releases daily information that the dam is currently (January 2010) releasing a sizable outflow which is used to generate power.