Revisiting the Power Co-ordination Challenges of the Original Snowy Mountains Scheme

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Simon Moorhead


history, telecommunications, Snowy Mountains scheme, power co-ordination


The Snowy Mountains Scheme (1949–1972) was an Australian hydro-electricity generation triumph. However, the power co-ordination challenges were significant before the invention of fibre optic cable, as this historic paper from June 1964 attests.


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Muir, R. J., & Lochhead, R. A. (1964). Power Co-ordination in the Snowy Mountains Area, Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 14(4), June, 301–309.