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27 November - Safety and bushfire readiness report released
6 November - Essential Energy launches Reconciliation Action Plan
24 September - A new era for safety: Essential Energy launches Look Up and Live digital mapping app
9 September - Record schools join Electricity Safety Week's 10th year
2 September - Essential Energy Chair and Board appointments named
18 June - Career opportunities power up with Essential Energy
1 May - Helping to empower local communities
21 April - Meter reading resumes
6 April - Essential Energy reviews power outages
19 March - Media Statement - COVID-19
22 January - Media statement for customers without power following the southern NSW bushfires
11 January - Essential Energy powers on

7 January - Crews from across the State head to south-east NSW to help get the power back on


31 December - Essential advises community to prepare for extended outages
12 December - Apprentice assessment days help shape Essential Energy’s workforce of the future
9 December - Update - Port Macquarie Safety Incident and Power Outage
9 December - Media Statement - Port Macquarie Safety Incident and Power Outage
4 December - Customers benefit from world-first collaboration
29 November - Essential Energy’s network management plan confirms safety is number one priority
22 November - Essential Energy wins Australian Training Award for Apprenticeship Program
17 November - Essential Energy powers on
13 November - Essential Energy restarts repairs in fire-ravaged areas
10 November - Essential Energy working to restore power across fire ravaged areas
16 October - CEO statement to the Energy Charter Accountability Panel
4 October - Customers chart the way for service and experience
3 September - Lessons for bright sparks during Electricity Safety Week
20 August - Essential Energy workforce reshaping proposal
19 July - Essential Energy workforce reshaping update
5 July - Essential Energy Workforce Reductions
31 May - Essential Energy urges vigilance as truck and high load incidents pass 50 for 2019
30 May - Regional construction boom prompts electrical safety reminder
6 May - Essential Energy supports community groups with new funding program
2 May - Engineering and data graduates energise their careers
30 Apr - Essential Energy customers benefit from network reforms
4 Feb - Affordability and better customer service
17 Jan - Essential Energy plans in place for extreme weather


28 Nov - Community halls receive essential funding
28 Nov - Senseless network vandalism prompts reminder of electrical risks
28 Nov - Industry recognition for empowering customers
20 Nov - Looking for Christmas ideas? Think electrical safety first!
1 Nov - Independent regulator commends network reforms
26 Oct - Take a moment for overhead electrical safety
18 Oct - Essential Energy pitches in for Buy a Bale
10 Oct - Don’t dig before checking what’s underground
13 Sep - Powerful lessons for Electricity Safety Week
12 Sep - Prepare your property for storm season
5 Sep - New members provide customer voice on electricity
29 Aug - Applications open for essential community hall funding
6 Aug - Orange tape indicates Essential Energy aware of an issue
26 July - Sign up to school electricity safety program
19 July - Simple steps for a safe and energy efficient winter
13 July - Powerful resources available for National Farm Safety Week
11 July - Keep your distance from power this sugar cane harvest
9 July - Kick-start your career as an Essential Energy apprentice or trainee
7 July - If you hit a pole, remain calm and stay put
30 June - Consider electrical safety before you plant or prune
26 June - Future is electrifying with new plug-in fleet
6 Jun - Partnership opens Indigenous employment pathways
5 Jun - Keep crop stubble burns away from poles and wires
14 May - Stay electrical safety-wise on the worksite
11 May - Sow crops safely near poles and wires
24 Apr - Aerial marker trial to improve powerline visibility
18 Apr - Steer clear of the power network these holidays
16 Apr - Customer text notifications of planned power outages
12 Apr - Look up for overhead powerlines this harvest season
29 Mar - Save energy for electricity safety this Easter
22 Mar - New members sought for Customer Advocacy Group
16 Mar - Reap the rewards by planning a safe cotton harvest
7 Mar - Essential Energy helps restore Tongan power
28 Feb - Clean up your property to minimise risk of power outages
26 Feb - Safe meter access enables accurate and efficient readings
07 Feb - Plan ahead for moving high loads
25 Jan - Drones take flight to inspect power network
22 Jan - Aerial view helps keep network in top shape
19 Jan - Getting the drill on new pole testing tool
08 Jan - Crews ready to respond 24/7 to outages


19 Dec - Creative students win $3,000 for safety for P&Cs
15 Dec - Lines can hang low and sway to and fro!
13 Dec - Deck the halls with essential community funding
04 Dec - Sail safely near electricity on the water
23 Nov - Essential reminder for life support plans
17 Nov - Light the way to a safe Christmas display
13 Nov - Essential Energy crushing costs in recycling efforts
09 Nov - Look up and live by being wire wise
16 Oct - Take care with electricity for Safe Work Month
11 Oct - Preparation the key to a safe harvest
09 Oct - Storm season prompts safety precaution
05 Oct - Indigenous trainees begin pre-employment program
22 Sep - Future measures to reduce biosecurity risks
05 Sep - Applications for apprenticeships prove popular