Snowy Mountains Scheme

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is one of the most complex integrated water and hydro-electric power schemes in the world. The Scheme collects and stores the water that would normally flow east to the coast and diverts it through trans-mountain tunnels and power stations. The water is then released into the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers for irrigation.

The Scheme took 25 years to build and was completed in 1974. More than 100,000 people from over 30 countries came to work in the mountains to make true a vision of diverting water to farms to feed a growing nation and to build power stations to generate renewable electricity for homes and industries.

Sixteen major dams, seven major power stations (two underground), a pumping station, 145kms of inter-connected trans-mountain tunnels and 80kms of aqueducts were constructed. Even before the Scheme was completed, it was named as one of the civil engineering wonders of the modern world.

Every day Snowy provides fast, clean electricity and gas to more than one million account holders who are households and businesses – big and small – across the country.

Snowy’s Brands

Red Energy has been part of the Snowy business for more than a decade and Lumo Energy was added to Snowy in 2014 which doubled retail customer accounts.

Snowy’s retail companies Red Energy and Lumo Energy pride themselves on customer service with energy backed by one of the civil engineering wonders of the modern world – the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Direct Connect Australia, acquired in 2014, provides Snowy Hydro’s retail businesses with a unique channel to access customers who are moving home and is a valuable third-party sales channel.

Snowy 2.0

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