TASMANIAN ELECTRICITY

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This page (still under construction) gives an index to posts about, followed by an overview of the electricity system of Tasmania.

Posts on Basslink

Posts on Hydro Storage Levels

Posts on Electricity Generation

HYDRO OVERVIEW

The major hydroelectric system catchments of Tasmania are shown in the following map:

TAS_hydro_map

The BoM provides daily weather data (currently data back to May 2015 are readily available online) for the stations in Tasmania shown in the following map, several of which are ideal for monitoring rainfall in the hydro catchments:

TAS_weather_stations

Source of map above: http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/tas-observations-map.shtml

DERWENT BASIN MONTHLY RAINFALL

Monthly average rainfall for Lake St. Clair National Park is shown below. This location is ideal for monitoring inflow into the large storage lakes of the Derwent basin, in particular Lake St. Clair, but note that rainfall is generally lower in the Lower Derwent region.

Lake_St_Clair_mean_rain_BoM

Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_096071.shtml

GORDON BASIN MONTHLY RAINFALL

Monthly average rainfall for Strathgordon Village, near Lake Gordon, is shown below.

Strathgordon_mean_rain_BoM

Source:  http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_097053.shtml

ESK BASIN MONTHLY RAINFALL

Monthly average rainfall for Liawenee, near Great Lake, is shown below.

Liawenee_noncomp_mean_rain_BoM

Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_096033.shtml

PIEMAN/KING MONTHLY RAINFALL

Median (note not mean, not available from BoM) monthly rainfall at Mt. Read is shown below:

Mount_Read_median_rain_BoM

Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_097085.shtml

More later …

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