Tribute Power Station

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Anthony Dam
Tribute Power Station is located in Tasmania
Tribute Power Station
Location of the Anthony Dam in Tasmania
LocationWestern Tasmania
Coordinates41°51′36″S 145°37′12″E / 41.86000°S 145.62000°E / -41.86000; 145.62000Coordinates: 41°51′36″S 145°37′12″E / 41.86000°S 145.62000°E / -41.86000; 145.62000
Opening date1993 (1993)
Owner(s)Hydro Tasmania
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment dam
ImpoundsAnthony River
Height40 metres (130 ft)
Length124 metres (407 ft)
Dam volume110 thousand cubic metres (3.9×10^6 cu ft)
Spillway typeUncontrolled
Spillway capacity227 cubic metres per second (8,000 cu ft/s)
CreatesLake Plimsoll
Total capacity36,180 megalitres (1,278×10^6 cu ft)
Catchment area37 square kilometres (14 sq mi)
Surface area38.4 hectares (95 acres)
Tribute Power Station
Coordinates41°49′01″S 145°39′02″E / 41.81694°S 145.65056°E / -41.81694; 145.65056
Operator(s)Hydro Tasmania
Commission date1994 (1994)
Hydraulic head271 metres (889 ft)
Turbines1 x 84 MW (113,000 hp)
Fuji Francis turbine
Installed capacity84 megawatts (113,000 hp)
Capacity factor0.9
Annual generation265 gigawatt-hours (950 TJ)

The Tribute Power Station is a conventional hydroelectric power station located in Western Tasmania, Australia.

Technical details[edit]

Part of the PiemanAnthony Power Development scheme that comprises four hydroelectric power stations, the Tribute Power Station is the first station in the scheme, being the highest upstream, yet the last major hydro-electric power development in Tasmania.[2] The power station is located underground, below the 40-metre (130 ft)-high rock-filled concrete faced Anthony Dam and the adjacent 17-metre (56 ft)-high Anthony Levee, both across the Anthony River which forms Lake Plimsoll. Water from the lake is fed to the power station via a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) headrace tunnel.[3]

The power station was commissioned in 1994 by the Hydro Electric Corporation (TAS) and the station has one Fuji Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 84 megawatts (113,000 hp) of electricity. The station output, estimated to be 265 gigawatt-hours (950 TJ) annually,[1] is fed to TasNetworks' transmission grid via a 13.8 kV/220 kV Fuji surface generator transformer to the outdoor switchyard.[4]

Although the Tribute Power Station might have been the last major construction project of the Hydro Electric Commission of Tasmania, the 1,000 GWH Project has resulted in upgrades to component parts of existing superstructure operated by Hydro Tasmania.[5][6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Register of Large Dams in Australia" (Excel (requires download)). Dams information. Australian National Committee on Large Dams. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Anthony Power Development". Australian Year Book. Australian Bureau of Statistics (87): 552. 1995.
  3. ^ "Pieman". Energy. Hydro Tasmania. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Tribute Power Station: Technical fact sheet" (PDF). Mersey-Forth Catchment. Hydro Tasmania. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Australia utility to upgrade hydro system to add 1000 GWh". Hydroworld. 2008.
  6. ^ "Carbon neutral target part response climate change" (Press release). Hydro Tasmania. May 2008.
  7. ^ "Our performance". Annual Report. Hydro Tasmania. 2009. p. 2.

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