Parangana Power Station

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Parangana Dam
Parangana Power Station is located in Tasmania
Parangana Power Station
Location of the Parangana Dam in Tasmania
Country Australia
Location North-western Tasmania
Coordinates 41°37′48″S 146°13′12″E / 41.63000°S 146.22000°E / -41.63000; 146.22000Coordinates: 41°37′48″S 146°13′12″E / 41.63000°S 146.22000°E / -41.63000; 146.22000
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Opening date 1968 (1968)
Owner(s) Hydro Tasmania
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment dam
Impounds Mersey River
Height 53 metres (174 ft)
Length 189 metres (620 ft)
Dam volume 382 thousand cubic metres (13.5×10^6 cu ft)
Spillways 1
Spillway type Uncontrolled
Spillway capacity 2,093 cubic metres per second (73,900 cu ft/s)
Creates Lake Parangana
Total capacity 14,820 megalitres (523×10^6 cu ft)
Catchment area 715 square kilometres (276 sq mi)
Surface area 11.4 hectares (28 acres)
Parangana Power Station
Operator(s) Hydro Tasmania
Commission date 2002 (2002)
Type M
Hydraulic head 35 metres (115 ft)
Turbines 1 x 0.75 MW (1,010 hp)
Tyco Tamar Francis turbine
Installed capacity 0.75 megawatts (1,010 hp)
Capacity factor 0.81

The Parangana Power Station is a mini-hydro power station located in north-western Tasmania, Australia.

Technical details[edit]

Part of the MerseyForth scheme that comprises eight hydroelectric power stations, the Parangana Power Station is the third station in the scheme. The power station is located below the rock-filled/clay core Parangana Dam which forms Lake Parangana.[2]

The conventional Lemonthyme Power Station, the fourth power station in the Mersey–Forth scheme, is also located below Parangana Dam.

The power station was commissioned in 2002 by Hydro Tasmania and the station has one Tyco Tamar Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 0.75 megawatts (1,010 hp) of electricity.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. Australian National Committee on Large Dams. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mersey - Forth". Energy. Hydro Tasmania. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Parangana Power Station: Technical fact sheet" (PDF). Mersey-Forth Catchment. Hydro Tasmania. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.