Sitemap   Links   Contact us  
Home > About Powerlink > Corporate Profile > Introduction to Powerlink
Text resize: A a Print
  • Introduction to Powerlink

    Powerlink is a State Government Owned Corporation, which owns, develops, operates and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission network that extends 1700km from north of Cairns to the New South Wales border.

    As a Transmission Network Service Provider (TNSP) in the National Electricity Market, we don’t buy or sell electricity.

    Powerlink's primary role is to provide a safe, cost effective and reliable network to transport high voltage electricity from generators to electricity distribution networks owned by Energex, Ergon Energy and Essential Energy which then supply more than two million customers.

    Powerlink also transports electricity directly to large Queensland customers, such as aluminium smelters and New South Wales via the Qld/NSW Interconnector transmission line.

    We’re a Government Owned Corporation (GOC) with the major proportion of our revenue determined by an independent national economic regulator, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). 

    See also