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Devils Gate Power Station

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Country  Australia
Purpose  Power
Opening date  1969 (1969)
Height  84 m
Length  134 m
Create  Lake Barrington
Location  North-western Tasmania
Status  Operational
Type of dam  Arch dam
Opened  1969
Catchment area  742 km²
Owner  Hydro Tasmania

Similar  Paloona Power Station, Fisher Power Station, Cethana Power Station, Liapootah Power Station, John Butters Power St

The Devils Gate Power Station is a conventional hydroelectric power station located in north-western Tasmania, Australia.

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Technical details

Part of the Mersey–Forth scheme that comprises eight hydroelectric power stations, the Devils Gate Power Station is the sixth station in the scheme. The power station is located below the double-arched concrete Devils Gate Dam which forms Lake Barrington. Water from the lake is fed to the power station by a 150-metre (490 ft) single penstock tunnel.

The power station was commissioned in 1971 by the Hydro Electric Corporation (TAS) and the station has one Boving Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 63 megawatts (84,000 hp) of electricity. The station output, estimated to be 314 gigawatt-hours (1,130 TJ) annually, is fed to TasNetworks' transmission grid via an 11 kV/110 kV Siemens generator transformer to the outdoor switchyard.

Recreation

Lake Barrington is a world-famous rowing venue that hosted the 1990 World Rowing Championships. The dam is 84 metres (276 ft) high. It is one of the thinnest concrete arch dams in the world.

References

Devils Gate Power Station Wikipedia


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