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Welcome to the latest edition of Essential News, where we provide news and information relating to energy distribution that impacts people in our network footprint. We encourage you to share this information with your own organisation and stakeholders. If you would like further information, or have any feedback about any of the news covered please contact us at

CEO Welcome

It’s hard to believe that significant areas of NSW have suffered through their third one-in-a-hundred year event in a little over 18 months. Read more

Connecting with the future

Genex Power develops and operates large-scale solar, wind and hydro-electricity generation and storage facilities in Queensland and New South Wales. Read more

Exploring the energy transition roadmap

The NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap was legislated in late November 2020 and represents a significant change in electricity system for NSW. Read more

Drive safe

Every day before 10.00am, Essential Energy fleet vehicles travel the equivalent of driving around the earth’s circumference. Read more

New kids on the block

February this year saw 52 new apprentices, trainees and graduates commence their careers with Essential Energy. Read more

Call out for Community Choices champions

Essential Energy’s Community Choices program is open once more, allowing people across rural, regional and remote NSW and parts of Southern Queensland to vote for those grassroots causes that can do with some extra support. Read more

Mid North Coast floods 2021

Flooding is a relatively regular event in the Mid North Coast of NSW, but floods of March 2021 broke the banks and broke the records. Read more