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Chapter 11

I The Present Energy Economy

II Australian Energy Consumption

III Research And Development

IV Coal

V Oil And Natural Gas

VI Solar Energy

VII Nuclear Energy

VIII Bagasse Firewood And Other Biomass

IX Electric Power Generation And Distribution electric Power Generation And Distribution
i Types of generating stations
ii Transmission and distribution
iii System load control
iv Australian manufacturing in the power industry
v Queensland
vi New South Wales
vii Victoria
viii Tasmania
ix South Australia
x Western Australia
xi Northern Territory
xii Australian Capital Territory
xiii The Snowy Mountains Scheme

X Manufactured Gas

XI Industrial Process Heat



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Types of generating stations (continued)

Minor hydro developments have been attached to irrigation and water supply dams to recover energy on water release, the largest example being Blowering in NSW (80 MW) from which water diverted from coastal rivers by the Snowy Scheme is utilised seasonally in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Other existing storage dams are being investigated for similar purpose. In general there are only limited opportunities for mini-hydro developments in Australia, mainly because the river flows are highly seasonal, and power generated must be costed on a non-firm basis unless great expenditure is made on long term water storage.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Snowy Mountains Scheme

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