Reliable Power, Resilient Network

Matt - SAPS Specialist

Power and people you can rely on, now and into the future

At Essential Energy we look after the poles and wires that deliver electricity to 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland. We maintain and operate one of Australia’s largest electricity networks, including 183,612km of powerlines traversing 737,000 square kilometres of landmass.

We’re on call 24/7, delivering power to homes, hospitals, schools, businesses and services that form part of each community. Essential Energy is an economic enabler for regional, rural and remote communities.

Our network is resilient and flexible to the changing energy needs of our communities. As the energy sector evolves at an amazing speed, we’re investing in technology and emerging energy solutions so that we can deliver the services that you value today – and expect tomorrow.

Get to know the local faces behind Essential Energy and hear their stories

Matt, SAPS Specialist, Bulahdelah.

A resilient and flexible network to satisfy your changing energy needs. 

Stephen, Powerline Worker, Coffs Harbour.

Keep the lights on, restore power quickly. 

Keiren, Branch Services Manager, Tamworth.

People you can trust.

Ian, Operations Manager, Culcairn.


Power you can rely on.

Stay connected with planned power outage notifications

Being prepared for planned power outages can minimise disruption to your day and allow Life Support customers to make alternative arrangements in advance. To stay up to date with planned power outages and receive SMS notifications simply make sure your mobile number is registered with your electricity retailer.