Nov 13 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Snowy Hydro is about to commence detailed design work for the replacement of the generator in unit one at Guthega Power Station. 

After more than 60 years of operation it's the first time any generator across the Snowy Scheme has needed to be replaced.

The generator is connected to the turbine and is the part of the machine that converts the power produced by the spinning turbine into electrical energy for consumers.  

The generator will be assembled from thousands of individual pieces and weighing in at 230 tonnes it will need specialised trucks and trailers to get it on site.

The $13 million replacement project means the new generator will have a higher design rating (40 megawatts) than the existing unit to match the previously upgraded turbine.

 

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