chichester-hydro-electric-scheme
2000

Chichester Hydro-electric Scheme Commissioned

Following on from the recommendations of the Healthy Rivers Commission, Hunter Water reached an agreement with the Department of Land and Water Conservation (DLWC) to increase environmental flows from Chichester Dam into the Chichester River.

Whilst negotiating this agreement with DLWC, Hunter Water saw the opportunity to gain other benefits from these releases, to generate electricity by using the flows.