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AGL Hydro was established as a result of the disaggregation of the former State Electricity Commission of Victoria. AGL operates hydroelectric power stations in Victoria and NSW, with the three primary schemes located in the Kiewa, Dartmouth and Eildon catchments. 

AGL Hydro's main business is the generation of electricity to meet intermediate and peak customer demand, which is sold via AEMO. 

It supplies on a long-term average, approximately 1280 Mwhr pa, or about 2% of the electrical energy consumed in Victoria. Despite 2% representing only a small proportion of total customer requirements, its capacity to respond to rapid changes in customer demand and support the electricity system in the event of other generator plant failures, is extremely valuable. 

Each of AGL's generating schemes are located on different river catchments, enabling AGL to maintain operational flexibility in order to maintain its customer commitments at any given time. Control of all generating plants is from a central facility situated at Mt Beauty, utilising a range of technology to enable AGL to quickly respond to changes in customer and electricity system requirements.

Snapshot of AGL's Hydroelectric Assets


170512 AGL Hydro map


AGL's Hydroelectric Assets in Detail

Kiewa Scheme

Dartmouth Power Station

Eildon Power Station

Copeton Power Station

Rubicon Scheme 

Banimboola Power Station 

Yarrawonga Power Station

Pindari Power Station

Burrendong Power Station

Glenbawn Power Station

Cairn Curran Power Station



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