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Energy supply situation and response

Tasmania is experiencing a challenging set of circumstances in relation to energy supply as a result of an extreme water shortage.

For more information on the current situation the following may provide answers to the questions you have.

These will be updated regularly as the situation changes, or when additional questions are raised.

Tasmanian Energy Situation - Frequently Asked Questions PDF, 1070.77 KB (as at 15 June 2016)

Energy Supply Plan

What we are doing

In response to current events Hydro Tasmania and the Government has put an Energy Supply Plan in place.

Under the plan significant investment has been made in bringing online over 500MW of additional generation, so small business and households won’t need to cut back or purchase additional generation themselves.

For more information on the Energy Supply Plan visit Hydro Tasmania’s website:


For information on how you can help conserve water in Tasmania’s dams along with other energy saving hints visit Aurora’s website:

https://www.auroraenergy.com.au/your-home and https://www.auroraenergy.com.au/help-and-advice/energy-saving-hints-tips