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Thu, 01/11/2012
The winning entry being drawn after the event by Simon Gamble with strict supervision from the team from Phoenix house
The winning entry being drawn after the event by Simon Gamble with strict supervision from the team from Phoenix house
Enjoying the day
Enjoying the day
Speaking with Hydro Tasmaina's Nigel Binns
Speaking with Hydro Tasmaina's Nigel Binns
Viewing the Diesel UPS as part of the tour
Viewing the Diesel UPS as part of the tour
Another group viewing the D-UPS
Another group viewing the D-UPS
The marquee which was set up for the day
The marquee which was set up for the day
The crowd in the marquee
The crowd in the marquee
The crowd in the marquee
The crowd in the marquee
Inspecting the electric vehicle
Inspecting the electric vehicle
Explaing how power evolved on King Island
Explaing how power evolved on King Island
Enjoying the sausage sizzle
Enjoying the sausage sizzle
Special thanks to the Phoenix House  for running the sausage sizzle
Special thanks to the Phoenix House for running the sausage sizzle
The primary diesel engine
The primary diesel engine
David Brown leading a tour group
David Brown leading a tour group
Simon Gamble explaining the system
Simon Gamble explaining the system
Touring the station
Touring the station
Explaining that the station is 'split in two' with new High Voltage switch gear
Explaining that the station is 'split in two' with new High Voltage switch gear
Explaining the resistor while keeping warm from the heat output
Explaining the resistor while keeping warm from the heat output
Explaining the Biodiesel trial
Explaining the Biodiesel trial

Power station open day great success

Hydro Tasmania opened the King Island Advanced Hybrid Power Station to the public on Saturday 27 October with great success.

An estimated 300 people attended throughout the day, with tours being conducted of the station including the newly installed diesel uninterruptable power supply engines. When not touring the station locals had the chance to look at the Hydro Tasmania electric vehicle, speak with project team members and sit back relax and enjoy refreshments and a sausage sizzle. Special thanks must go to the Phoenix House’s efforts in running the sausage sizzle.

Project Director Simon Gamble was rapt with the amount of Islanders that came to the event.

“Hydro Tasmania and the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project team would like thank everyone who came along to hear about KIREIP and the upgraded power station” he said.

A competition was also run by Hydro Tasmania to win an  Apple iPad by completing a feedback form on the day. Community Engagement Manager Jen McDonnell said that by providing feedback Hydro Tasmania could improve involvement in the community and ensure future events are successful.

The winning entry was drawn after the event by Simon Gamble with strict supervision from the team from Phoenix house – and the winner of the Apple iPad was Albie Jacobson. Congratulations Albie, we hope you enjoy your iPad!