A case study video for Aggreko, the world leaders in temporary power generation, and their provision of power for Tasmania during the 2016 energy shortfall.
Tasmania uses about 1,200 MW electricity every year, 60 per cent of which comes from hydropower. When a particularly severe drought brought Hydro Tasmania’s reservoir levels down to an all-time low, they knew the island would face severe blackouts unless they could get extra power, fast. To make things worse, the Basslink undersea power cable that connects Tasmania to the mainland National Electricity Market had also broken down. Aggreko came up with a two-part plan that would shore up the existing infrastructure, while installing new temporary power sources.