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November 29, 2021

Murray I, Australia

By Carmen

Murray I is a 950MW hydro power project. It is located on Lake Eucumbene river/basin in New South Wales, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1966.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 950 950 Active New South Wales, Australia Snowy Hydro

Description

The project is developed and owned by Snowy Hydro.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 21.1 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 460.2m. Murray I underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2012-2017.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1966.

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Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 10 units of francis turbines, each with 95MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 10 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 102.7 MVA.

About Snowy Hydro

Snowy Hydro Ltd (Snowy Hydro), a Commonwealth Government Business Enterprise, is an integrated energy utility. It has presence in the entire energy cycle, including production, supply, trading and retail of electricity in the National Electricity Market, and providing risk management financial hedge contracts to wholesale customers. The company produces electricity using the gas, solar, hydro and diesel sources. Snowy Hydro captures, stores, diverts water and releases it for the use of irrigators, town water supplies and environment. It operates plants in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Snowy Hydro is headquartered in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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