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Mount Stromlo Mini Hydro

The Mount Stromlo Water Treatment Plant (SWTP) hosts a 1x 630kW grid-connected mini hydro located in a bypass off the West Main inlet pipeline from Bendora Dam.

The mini hydro generates renewable electricity. Icon Water sells the green electricity to a third-party resulting in a financial return on the capital investment.

The mini hydro located at SWTP, uses an existing water supply — in this case, the gravity main from Bendora Dam to Mount Stromlo.

Best vantage points: 

The mini hydro is located in a small building at the bottom of the Stromlo Water Treatment Plant site. The mini hydro building is visible from Mount Stromlo Road.

Public facilities: No public access to the hydro system however nearby there is the Stromlo Observatory and Stromlo Forest Park.