Murray 1 Power Station is the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme where each turbine is capable of producing enough electricity to supply over 95,000 homes! Next to the power station is the Murray 1 Visitors Centre.
The centre offers an exciting interactive experience with a wide range of displays, 'hands on' models and exhibits. The Education Officers can help co-ordinate an excursion to the power station where the students can:
- See inside the power station during a power station inspection.
- Look around the Murray 1 Visitors Centre and enjoy the display area.
- View an informative and entertaining DVD presentation.
- You can sometimes watch the trout swim by and see platypus swimming in the pondage.
The Murray 1 Power Station is an intergral part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. 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 electricity for homes and industries.