Paloona Power Station
The Paloona Power Station located below the Paloona Dam wall
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment dam|
|Height||43 metres (141 ft)|
|Length||171 metres (561 ft)|
|Dam volume||155 thousand cubic metres (5.5×106 cu ft)|
|Spillway type||Uncontrolled side channel|
|Spillway capacity||2,040 cubic metres per second (72,000 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||19,110 megalitres (675×106 cu ft)|
|Catchment area||759 square kilometres (293 sq mi)|
|Surface area||17.8 hectares (44 acres)|
|Paloona Power Station|
|Hydraulic head||31 metres (102 ft)|
|Turbines||1 x 30 MW (40,000 hp)|
Fuji Kaplan turbine
|Installed capacity||30 megawatts (40,000 hp)|
|Annual generation||151 gigawatt-hours (540 TJ)|
Part of the Mersey–Forth scheme that comprises seven hydroelectric power stations, the Paloona Power Station is the final station in the scheme. The power station is located immediately below the rock-filled concrete faced Paloona Dam which forms Lake Paloona. Water from the lake is fed to the power station by a short single penstock under the dam.
The power station was commissioned in 1972 by the Hydro Electric Corporation (TAS) and the station has one Fuji Kaplan turbine, with a generating capacity of 30 megawatts (40,000 hp) of electricity. The station output, estimated to be 151 gigawatt-hours (540 TJ) annually, is fed to TasNetworks' transmission grid via an 11 kV/110 kV Siemens generator transformer to the outdoor switchyard.
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