Powerlink owns, operates, develops and maintains Queensland’s high voltage electricity transmission network, which transports electricity in bulk from power generators to the regional distribution networks (owned by Energex, Ergon Energy, and Essential Energy) which then supply around two million electricity customers.
As a Transmission Network Service Provider (TNSP) in the National Electricity Market, we don’t buy or sell electricity, just transport it between the power generators, the retail network and some large industrial users (such as aluminium smelters). We also transport electricity to New South Wales via the Queensland/New South Wales Interconnector (QNI).
We’re a Government Owned Corporation (GOC) and a regulated monopoly, with the major proportion of our revenue determined by an independent national economic regulator, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).
We are committed to operating a safe, reliable and cost effective network, responsible environmental management, open communication and consultation on projects, and empowering our people to make Powerlink a great place to work.