Transend Networks

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Transend Networks Pty Ltd
State government owned
Industry Utility
Fate Merged into TasNetworks
Founded 1 July 1998 (1998-07-01)
Defunct 30 June 2014 (2014-06-30)
Headquarters Lenah Valley, Tasmania, Australia
Services Electric power transmission
Owner Government of Tasmania

Transend Networks Pty Ltd is a former electrical government-owned business which operated in Tasmania, Australia between 1998 and 2014. It was formed by the disaggregation of the Hydro-Electric Commission, and ceased operation when it merged with the distribution division of Aurora Energy to form the combined network business TasNetworks.[1]

Transend transmitted electricity from power stations in Tasmania and on mainland Australia (via Basslink) to its customers around the state. Transend's customers included electricity generators, electricity networks and major industrial customers.

Transend was 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 owned and operated a telecommunications business that serves customers in the electricity supply industry and in other industries.

Transend was a regulated monopoly that received its revenue cap from the Australian Energy Regulator.[2]


  1. ^ "Tasmania throws switch on retail energy competition". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Australian Energy Regulator - Transend". Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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