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In the news

Updates and news from around our network

23 Apr 2018

New transformer to improve reliability

Ausgrid has delivered a new transformer to the Newport zone substation on Bardo Road which will reduce noise from the site and improve reliability for customers.


09 Apr 2018

Bushfire safety helicopter patrols

Ausgrid has delivered a new transformer to the Newport zone substation on Bardo Road which will reduce noise from the site and improve reliability for customers.


29 Mar 2018

Attempted copper theft cuts power to hundreds of homes

Ausgrid is warning that people are risking their lives by interfering with live electrical wires after would-be thieves used bolt cutters to cut down live high voltage powerlines.


26 Mar 2018

Ausgrid and Councils begin trial of tree trimming changes

Ausgrid has begun a trial of changes which will allow council contractors to safely trim trees close to low voltage powerlines at council’s request.


26 Mar 2018

Ausgrid transformation key to network affordability

Ausgrid says energy customers will benefit from its ongoing network investment and operating strategies, including those contained in its upcoming submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).


21 Mar 2018

Ausgrid supports future focused NEG

Ausgrid has offered its support to the Energy Security Board (ESB) for a future-focused National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which aims to both reduce emissions and ensure the reliability of the electricity system at the lowest possible cost.


01 Mar 2018

Ausgrid plugs in new electric vehicles

Ausgrid has taken delivery of two brand new Renault Zoe electric vehicles as part of a trial to reduce operational and maintenance costs and explore carbon emission reductions.


20 Feb 2018

New Cessnock South substation powered up

Ausgrid has commissioned the new Cessnock South zone substation which is now supplying homes and businesses in Cessnock, Bellbird, Kitchener and Aberdare as well as vineyards to the west of Cessnock.


06 Feb 2018

Incentives to increase renewables in the city

The City of Sydney will put $750,000 towards an innovative $2.25 million Ausgrid grant program to reduce demand for electricity and carbon emissions in Australia’s largest city.


01 Feb 2018

Ausgrid consults stakeholders on 2019 to 2024 Regulatory Proposal

Ausgrid has commenced an extended stakeholder consultation program, to allow an increased level of community and stakeholder engagement on the key aspects of its 2019-24 Regulatory Proposal.