A sustainable pathway to clean energy transition

SMEC is an internationally recognised Hydropower & Dams Consultant with heritage that spans over 70 years. The original Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric Scheme forms the backbone and history of our organisation. Since then, we have built an extensive portfolio of hydropower and dam projects, exporting our technical skill set across the world.

SMEC is a global advocate for environmentally responsible hydropower solutions. As an active member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) and the International Hydropower Association we are committed to safeguarding communities through rigorous stakeholder engagement and ecological assessment. 


Across the world we are assisting development agencies and government stakeholders harness the full potential of hydropower. Our expertise extends from small hydropower projects through to 8,000 MW major hydroelectric schemes. Through meticulous analysis we evaluate the critical issues related to each location to customise the most appropriate solution.


Providing global expertise with local knowledge and technical support we have delivered some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects including Kameng Hydro Power Station, India, Karot Hydro, Pakistan, the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, Thwake Multi-purpose Water Development Program, Kenya and New Khanki Barrage, Pakistan.


At Snowy 2.0, Australia, we are pioneering new technologies to supercharge existing generation and large-scale storage capabilities to safeguard Australia’s future energy supply. Expected to power the equivalent of half a million homes, Snowy 2.0 will be the second largest pumped hydro project in the world, increasing generation capacity by 2000 MW and providing 175 hours of energy storage.


Talk to one of our global specialists about our Hydropower & Dams solutions.