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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

This year continues to provide opportunities to demonstrate our resilience and adaptability as we manage the challenges of continuing to provide safe, affordable, and reliable energy ... Read more

Casting a wide NetVis

Network visibility into how our connected customers consume, generate and export energy in a low voltage environment is critical as Essential Energy evolves into a distributed system operator, responsible for effectively sharing energy across a dynamic, smart network. A new trial is delivering insights and saving lives ... Read more

Knock before disconnecting

Read how our 'Knock before disconnect' program is delivering positive outcomes for thousands of customers across NSW and helping increase efficiencies for retailers ... Read more

Digitising risk assessment

Our field crews keep the lights on 24/7 in vast and varied geography working in variable weather conditions. With the high-risk nature of their roles, it's clear why safety is at the heart of everything we do. Collaboration and safety assessments have been improved by digitising a critical safety assessment ... Read more

Breaking the duck curve

Australia's reputation as a sun-loving country continues, this time on our roofs. But the resulting 'duck curve' is impacting power reliability and costs for everyone. Read how Essential Energy's current Tariff Trials are working on breaking this curve. Read more

NAIDOC Week - a personal reflection

NAIDOC Week is a time for all of us to reflect on the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the work still to be done to achieve better outcomes for all Australians. Read more

Remembering Corky

Henry "Corky" Caldwell lived in the Grafton region all his life and served in World War II, but his service didn’t end on his return. A long-time Northern Rivers County Council employee, one of Essential Energy's predecessor organisations, Corky is remembered by employees even today ... Read more

Previous Newsletter

CEO Welcome
Connecting with the future
Exploring the energy transition roadmap
Drive safe
New kids on the block
Call out for Community Choices champions
Mid North Coast floods 2021