Taralga Wind Farm Update

TV Reception


The Taralga re-transmitter was commissioned in early November 2015 and is now operational.

More information about this service is contained within a fact sheet available here.

Pacific Hydro has acknowledged recent issues with the service, and understands the importance of good access to television services - particularly in regional areas and during emergencies. While the causes of some outages have been beyond our control, we have worked to upgrade and improve our equipment to ensure it is more reliable. These works have been completed, and we continue to monitor the service to ensure it is performing correctly.

The main issues identified fall into one of two categories:

  • external factors, such as local electricity network faults, or interruptions to the main broadcast signal received from the Wollongong/Illawarra area; and

  • issues with the equipment at the TV retransmitter itself.

Works to install a new backup battery, new cable joining equipment, duplicate antenna equipment, and further modifications to improve overall reliability occurred throughout 2018. 

In the event of an outage with the re-transmitter service or other television reception issues in the Taralga area, local residents are advised to:

  • Re-scan your television (setting available through the television’s menu)

  • Contact Pacific Hydro on 1800 730 734 (call back service) or email enquiries@pacifichydro.com.au