Ergon Energy is one of the biggest electricity retailers in regional Queensland. It provides electricity to about 700,000 residential and commercial customers over a very large area that encompasses around one million square kilometres. That is about 97% of the state of Queensland.
This electricity retailer also maintains and expands the regional Queensland electricity network. It is actually a Queensland Government-owned corporation that serves the expanding coastal and rural population centres as well as the remote communities of the Queensland outback and the Torres Strait.
The express mission of this company is to deliver safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy solutions to their thousands of customers as well as to the Queensland economy. Helping them in achieving this goal are the more than 5,000 employees busy at their separate tasks and a base asset support of about $10.6 billion.
A Sustainable Future for Operations within Queensland
As far as sustainability of its operation is concerned, Ergon Energy is committed to operate and manage their business with a view to the future. This is their approach both for their customers as well as for their company. Since power distribution relies mainly on power poles for the delivery of electricity, this electricity retailer makes sure that they have sufficient supply of electric poles for the future, while taking care not to abuse the places where they come from.
Considering that their electricity network is around 150,000 kilometres of power lines and one million power poles, not mentioning the infrastructure support such as substations and power transformers, this approach to sustainability will definitely benefit the environment as well as their clients.
Since the formation of Ergon Energy in 1999 by the Queensland Government, its growth has continued unabatedly. This company now owns and operates 33 stand-alone power stations which provide electricity to remote communities in Queensland which are not being serviced by the main grid.