Official Opening of the Murray 1 ProjectPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the official opening of the Murray 1 power station which was part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.
The Snowy Mountains scheme or Snowy Scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-east Australia. The Scheme consists of sixteen major dams; seven power stations; a pumping station; and 225 kilometres (140 mi) of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts that were constructed between 1949 and 1974. The Scheme was completed under the supervision of Chief Engineer, Sir William Hudson and is the largest engineering project undertaken in Australia
Murray 1 Power Station is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Khancoban along the Alpine Way. The conventional gravity-fed hydroelectric power station has ten Boving Engineering UK-manufactured turbines, each fitted with ASEA-manufactured generators, with a combined generating capacity of 950 megawatts (1,270,000 hp) of electricity. The power station was completed in 1967, and has 460.2 metres (1,510 ft) rated head. Fed by the pumped flows via the Snowy-Geehi Haupt-tunnel from Island Bend Pondage, it receives water from the Geehi Reservoir on the Geehi River and discharges into the Murray Pondage. The station is capable of producing enough electricity to supply over 95,000 homes.
|Address:||Alpine Way, Murray 1 Visitor Centre, Khancoban, 2642|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.246862|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 22nd July, 1967|
SNOWY MOUNTAINS HYDRO-ELECTRIC AUTHORITY
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING
OF THE MURRAY 1 PROJECT
ON 22nd JULY 1967
THE PRIME MINISTER
THE RIGHT HON. HAROLD HOLT, C.H., M.P.
The Minister for National Environment
The Honourable David Fairbairn D.F.C., M.P.
Commissioner H.E.Dann, C.B.E
Associate Commissioners: R.G.Warrell, C.W.H.Skinner.