|Type||State government owned|
|Founded||1 July 1998|
|Headquarters||Lenah Valley, Tasmania, Australia|
|Services||Electric power transmission|
|Owner(s)||Government of Tasmania|
The electricity transmission company Transend Networks Pty Ltd was formed by the disaggregation of the Hydro-Electric Commission in Tasmania, Australia, on 1 July 1998. This resulted in the division of the government business enterprise into three new state-owned companies: Hydro Tasmania which generates the power; Transend Networks which transmits it across the state; and Aurora Energy, which distributes and sells the electricity to customers.
Transend transmits electricity from power stations in Tasmania and on mainland Australia (via Basslink) to its customers around the state. Transend's customers include electricity generators, electricity networks and major industrial customers.
Transend is a participant in Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM). The NEM operates on an interconnected power system that extends from Queensland to South Australia. Tasmania is connected to the NEM via Basslink.
Transend also owns and operates a telecommunications business that serves customers in the electricity supply industry and in other industries.
Transend is a regulated monopoly that receives its revenue cap from the Australian Energy Regulator.