AGL Hydro generates electricity to meet peak customer demand to help avoid power outages.
AGL Hydro’s ability to respond to rapid changes in customer demand is extremely valuable. Established from the breakup of the former State Electricity Commission of Victoria; AGL Hydro operates hydroelectric power stations in Victoria and NSW. Our three primary hydroelectric schemes are in the Kiewa, Dartmouth and Eildon catchments.
On a long-term average, AGL Hydro supplies approximately 1280 MWh pa , or about 2% of the electrical energy consumed in Victoria. While this is a small proportion of Victoria's electricity needs, AGL Hydro also provides crucial support to the electricity system in the event of peak demand periods or other generator outages.