Essential Energy

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Essential Energy
State government owned
Industry Utility
Founded 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01)
Headquarters Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Owner Government of New South Wales
Subsidiaries Essential Water

Essential Energy is a state-owned electricity infrastructure company which owns, maintains and operates the electrical distribution networks for much of New South Wales, covering 95 percent of the state geography.[1] It also owns the reticulated water network in Broken Hill through Essential Water, formerly Australian Inland Energy and Water.[2]

Essential Energy was formed from the previously state-owned energy business, Country Energy, when the retail division of the company, along with the Country Energy brand, was sold by the NSW Government in 2011 to Origin Energy.

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  1. ^ Essential Energy. "Essential Energy - Our Energy Network". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Essential Water. "Essential Water - About Us". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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