Power Transmission Heads for the Cloud: Australia’s TSO Basslink Creates New Standard for HVDCs

The HVDC station is inland from the ocean. Surrounded by some of Tasmania’s most pristine bushland, it is hard to imagine that, out here, an innovative collaboration is breaking entirely…

Basslink resumes full service

Basslink resumes full service

Following the recent reported outage of the Basslink interconnector on Saturday 17 April, Basslink returned to full operational service on Monday 26 April at 6:24pm.

Basslink outage

Basslink outage

The Basslink interconnector was taken out of service following a problem in the valve hall at the George Town Converter Station in Tasmania on Saturday 17 April.

Basslink’s switch-on provides faster broadband for Primus’ Tasmanian customers

Basslink’s switch-on provides faster broadband for Primus’ Tasmanian customers

Today Primus Telecom announced that a new era of faster broadband has begun in Tasmania with the activation of its transmission on Basslink’s fibre-optic cable to Tasmania.

Basslink Telecoms officially launches commercial services

Basslink Telecoms officially launches commercial services

Basslink has officially launched the commercialisation of the Basslink Telecoms business in George Town, Tasmania today.

Basslink Telecoms carries its first broadband traffic to Tasmania

Basslink Telecoms carries its first broadband traffic to Tasmania

Basslink Telecoms is delighted to announce that traffic is flowing on the Melbourne-Hobart fibre optic link, following an extensive testing and commissioning process completed in recent days.

Media Statement Clarifying Events of Jan 09

Media Statement Clarifying Events of Jan 09

During the period 28-30 January 2009, record high temperatures were recorded in Victoria and Tasmania, resulting in high electricity demands in Victoria and South Australia on the 29th and 30th…

Basslink Telecoms on track for June launch

Basslink Telecoms on track for June launch

Basslink Telecoms has today confirmed that it continues to anticipate the first customer services will be flowing before the end of June.

Internode signs up as Basslink’s first ISP customer

Internode signs up as Basslink’s first ISP customer

National broadband company Internode has signed an agreement to use the new Basslink fibre-optic cable to significantly increase its data backhaul capacity between Tasmania and the mainland.

Contrary to media reports Basslink did not ‘trip’ or fail during yesterday’s extreme heat

Contrary to media reports Basslink did not ‘trip’ or fail during yesterday’s extreme heat

Basslink is operating as per design and protectively blocks when ambient temperatures climb above the limits of its design specifications.

Ericsson selected as transmission solution provider for Basslink fibre-optic cable

Ericsson selected as transmission solution provider for Basslink fibre-optic cable

Basslink Telecoms today announced it has selected Ericsson Australia to provide the fibre optic transmission solution for the Basslink Interconnector cable to supply telecommunications services between Tasmania and the Australian…

Basslink Telecoms open for business – nearing completion of first commercial contracts

Basslink Telecoms open for business – nearing completion of first commercial contracts

Michael Coates appointed GM Telecoms at Basslink

Bass Strait agreement delivers broadband competition to Tasmania

Bass Strait agreement delivers broadband competition to Tasmania

Aurora Energy and Basslink have today signed a contract under which they will each deliver nationally competitive broadband services to Tasmania.

Basslink committed to providing broadband choice in Tasmania

Basslink committed to providing broadband choice in Tasmania

In recent months, Basslink has been involved in very constructive discussions with the Tasmanian Government and Aurora regarding the future use of the fibre optic component of the Basslink interconnector….

Agreed sale of Basslink electricity interconnector for A$1.175bn (£485m)*

Agreed sale of Basslink electricity interconnector for A$1.175bn (£485m)*

National Grid plc (“National Grid”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to sell its Basslink electricity interconnector in Australia to CitySpring Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd for…

Interest flows as Bass Strait cable goes on sale

Interest flows as Bass Strait cable goes on sale

Strong competition to buy an electricity link between Tasmania and Victoria is a measure of its success.

Tasmanian Business Reporter: Basslink doing its job in drought-proofing state

Tasmanian Business Reporter: Basslink doing its job in drought-proofing state

The first year of Basslink operation has highlighted its importance in drought proofing the state of Tasmania. Basslink has also helped Tasmania avoid the possibility of power restrictions this winter…

Hobart Mercury: Hydro Celebrates Basslink Birthday

Hobart Mercury: Hydro Celebrates Basslink Birthday

Tasmanians would be hit by power restrictions and blackouts this winter without Basslink in place.

Sunday Tasmania: The Big Dry

Sunday Tasmania: The Big Dry

HYDRO Tasmania dam level look set to drop below 20 per cent because of some of the lowest inflows in recorded history.

Herald Sun: Power Lifeline Hailed

Herald Sun: Power Lifeline Hailed

The Basslink cable from Victoria to Tasmania has averted the need for power rationing in Tasmania heading into winter.

Launceston Examiner: Basslink Has Saved Power Cuts

Launceston Examiner: Basslink Has Saved Power Cuts

Tasmania home would be on power restrictions now without supplementary Basslink Power because of re-cord low level in Great Lake, says Hydro’s Michael Cromarty.

Launceston Examiner: Basslink Powers Up

Launceston Examiner: Basslink Powers Up

Tasmania has relied on Basslink for 15 per cent of its electricity since the undersea cable was commissioned last May, Hydro Tasmania said yesterday.

Hobart Mercury: Basslink to the rescue as our lakes run low

Hobart Mercury: Basslink to the rescue as our lakes run low

Lakes and water storages supplying Tasmania’s hydroelectric power stations are now officially more than two-thirds empty.