Students gain insight in to power industry during field trip to Lake Coleridge power station

01 September 2022

A group of 28 Electrical and Electronic Engineering students, along with three EPECentre and ECE staff, visited Manawa Energy’s Lake Coleridge hydroelectricity generation site on Monday 29 August.

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    Field trip group gathered outside Lake Coleridge hydrostation

Group inside turbine hall at Manawa Energy's Lake Coleridge hydro station

Students visiting inside the turbine hall

Manawa Energy Engineers Matt Sprigings and Aaron Chinnery Brown, led the students on a tour, seeing the inner workings of the hydroelectricity station and visiting the surge chamber and intake. The group also enjoyed a presentation on the history of the site.

EPECentre was delighted to be able to offer the opportunity this year with Manawa Energy after the annual Power Systems Field Trip was cancelled earlier in the year due to COVID19 restrictions. Students who attended the trip had great feedback—they appreciated gaining insight into the power industry and said visiting the power station in person “helped put learning into context”. They also benefitted from connecting with Manawa Energy Engineers (UC Engineering alumni) and learning about employment pathways after graduation.




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