Parangana Power Station facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsParangana Dam
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Embankment dam|
|Height||53 metres (174 ft)|
|Length||189 metres (620 ft)|
|Dam volume||382 thousand cubic metres (13.5×106 cu ft)|
|Spillway capacity||2,093 cubic metres per second (73,900 cu ft/s)|
|Total capacity||14,820 megalitres (523×106 cu ft)|
|Catchment area||715 square kilometres (276 sq mi)|
|Surface area||11.4 hectares (28 acres)|
|Name||Parangana Power Station|
|Hydraulic head||35 metres (115 ft)|
|Turbines||1 x 0.75 MW (1,010 hp)
Tyco Tamar Francis turbine
|Installed capacity||0.75 megawatts (1,010 hp)|
The Parangana Power Station is a mini-hydro power station located in north-western Tasmania, Australia. It is located below the rock-filled/clay core Parangana Dam which forms Lake Parangana. It is the only mini hydro electric power station in the Mersey–Forth run-of-river scheme that also contains seven conventional hydroelectric power stations.
The power station was commissioned in 2002 by Hydro Tasmania. It has one Tyco Tamar Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 0.85 megawatts (1,140 hp) of electricity.
Much of the water from Lake Parangana travels the approximately 8 km to the Lemonthyme Power Station which discharges into the River Forth, however some water is allowed to continue down the Mersey River for environmental reasons, after running through the Parangana mini hydro station.
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