In 2002, the Snowy Mountains Scheme was corporatised and Snowy Hydro Limited was formed. Today, Snowy Hydro Limited continues to maintain and operate the Snowy Mountains Scheme, as well as over 600 MW of gas
plant and an electricity and gas retailer, Red Energy.
However, as anyone close to the project will tell you, it is not so much the Scheme’s history as its innovation and originality at the time that really makes it special.
“With all the modern technology available to us today we wouldn’t do it much differently,” says CEO and Managing Director of Snowy Hydro Limited Terry Charlton.
The Scheme’s construction process pioneered several engineering breakthroughs, contributing to its rating by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1967 as one of the engineering wonders of the modern world.