2.8.3 Power Station Or Power Generation Facility Example 1

Location of Example: 148°17'32" East, 35°36'35" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Hydro Eletric power stations generate electricity through the capture of energy from the force of falling or flowing water.
  • Generally, water flows is directed into inlet pipes which then drives a water turbine. The pipelines may be outside or incorporated into a dam wall design.
  • The water turbine or generator may be housed within, directly below or adjacent to the dam wall
Regional Considerations:
    Associated with large water reservoirs and high annual rainfall areas.
Figure: Representation of a Hydro Electric Power Station and Associated Power Generation Facility.

Figure: Orthophotography 50cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT Pseudo-natural 2.5m RGB=123

Topic contact: mapfeedback@ga.gov.au Last updated: January 20, 2012