Mackintosh Power Station
Location of the Mackintosh Dam in Tasmania
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment dam|
|Height||75 metres (246 ft)|
|Length||465 metres (1,526 ft)|
|Dam volume||927 thousand cubic metres (32.7×106 cu ft)|
|Spillway capacity||1,021 cubic metres per second (36,100 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||913,690 megalitres (32,267×106 cu ft)|
|Catchment area||512 square kilometres (198 sq mi)|
|Surface area||276.1 hectares (682 acres)|
|Mackintosh Power Station|
|Hydraulic head||61 metres (200 ft)|
|Turbines||1 x 81 megawatts (109,000 hp)
Fuji Francis-type turbine
|Installed capacity||81 megawatts (109,000 hp)|
|Annual generation||394 gigawatt-hours (1,420 TJ)|
Part of the Pieman River scheme that comprises four hydroelectric power stations, the Mackintosh Power Station is the second station in the scheme. The power station is located aboveground at the foot of the rock-filled concrete faced Mackintosh Dam across the Mackintosh River and the Tullabardine Dam across the Tullabardine Creek that together form Lake Mackintosh. Water from the lake is fed to the power station by a 200-metre (660 ft)-long single tunnel.
The power station was commissioned in 1982 by the Hydro Electric Corporation (TAS) and the station has one Fuji Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 81 megawatts (109,000 hp) of electricity. The station output, estimated to be 394 gigawatt-hours (1,420 TJ) annually, is fed to TasNetworks' transmission grid via a 13.8 kV/220 kV Fuji generator transformer to the outdoor switchyard.
- "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. Australian National Committee on Large Dams. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- "Pieman". Energy. Hydro Tasmania. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Mackintosh Power Station: Technical fact sheet" (PDF). Pieman Catchment. Hydro Tasmania. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Pieman Sustainability Review: Information review of the Anthony-Pieman hydropower scheme" (PDF). Hydro Tasmania. February 2015.
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