After the Scheme was built, two new small hydro stations were constructed on existing Snowy Scheme dams: Jindabyne Mini Hydro Power Station, on Jindabyne Dam, and the Jounama Small Hydro Power Station, on Jounama Dam, to capture the otherwise wasted energy of water releases from these storages.How much did it cost to build Snowy Hydro?
Construction was completed in 1974 at a total cost of $820 million. On completion, the Scheme consisted of seven power stations, 16 major dams, 80 kilometres of aqueducts and 145 kilometres of interconnected tunnels.Why was Snowy Hydro important to Australian history?
The construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is a well-documented part of our nation’s history and a leading example of Australian innovation and ingenuity. The Snowy Scheme was an idea to capture and move water from east to west well before Snowy Hydro became an end-to-end, integrated energy business.When was the Snowy Mountains irrigation scheme built?
The Snowy Mountains scheme or Snowy scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-east Australia. The Scheme consists of sixteen major dams; seven power stations; one pumping station; and 225 kilometres (140 mi) of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts that were constructed between 1949 and 1974.