Reece Power Station
|Location||West Coast, Tasmania|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment dam|
|Height||122 metres (400 ft)|
|Length||374 metres (1,227 ft)|
|Dam volume||2,742 thousand cubic metres (96.8×106 cu ft)|
|Spillway capacity||4,742 cubic metres per second (167,500 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||300,200 megalitres (10,600×106 cu ft)|
|Catchment area||2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi)|
|Surface area||222 hectares (550 acres)|
|Reece Power Station|
|Hydraulic head||92 metres (302 ft)|
|Turbines||2 x Fuji Francis turbines|
|Installed capacity||238 megawatts (319,000 hp)|
|Annual generation||1,025 gigawatt-hours (3,690 TJ)|
Part of the Pieman River scheme that comprises four hydroelectric power stations, the Reece Power Station is the final station in the scheme, before the water runs out to sea. The power station is located aboveground at the foot of the rock-filled concrete faced Reece Dam (also called the Lower Pieman Dam) which forms Lake Pieman. Water from the lake is fed to the power station into two independent 250-metre (820 ft)-long tunnels.
The power station was commissioned in 1986 and 1987 by the Hydro Electric Corporation (TAS) and the station has two Fuji Francis turbines, with a combined generating capacity of 238 megawatts (319,000 hp) of electricity. The station output, estimated to be 1,025 gigawatt-hours (3,690 TJ) annually, is fed to TasNetworks' transmission grid via a 13.8 kV/220 kV Fuji generator transformer to the outdoor switchyard.
Both the power station and the dam are named in honour of Eric Reece, the Premier of Tasmania between 1958 and 1969 and again between 1972 and 1975. Reece was a firm proponent of the Hydro-Electric Commission and the development of hydroelectricity in Tasmania.
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- "Pieman". Energy. Hydro Tasmania. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Reece Power Station: Technical fact sheet" (PDF). Pieman Catchment. Hydro Tasmania. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Pieman Sustainability Review: Information review of the Anthony-Pieman hydropower scheme" (PDF). Hydro Tasmania. February 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2015.
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