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Type State government owned
Industry Utility
Predecessors EnergyAustralia
Founded 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01)
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Services Electricity distribution
Owners Government of New South Wales

Ausgrid, a state owned electricity infrastructure company, owns, maintains and operates the electrical distribution networks to 1.6 million customers[1] in Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle areas of New South Wales. It was formed in 2011 from the previously state owned energy retailer/distributor, EnergyAustralia, when the retail division of the company, along with the EnergyAustralia brand, was sold by the NSW State Government.

The company is owned by the Government of New South Wales; and it has two shares, one each held by the Minister for Finance and Services (New South Wales) and the NSW Treasurer respectively.[2]


Ausgrid inherited the naming rights sponsorship of Hunter Stadium from EnergyAustralia in March 2011. The stadium was known as Ausgrid Stadium until the contract expired at the end of 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "About Ausgrid". Ausgrid. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mapping stakeholders". Ausgrid. 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "EnergyAustralia stadium to change name". Newcastle Herald. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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