As the operator and manager of the main high voltage transmission grid in NSW and the ACT, TransGrid enables more than 3 million homes and businesses to access a safe, reliable and affordable supply of electricity.
TransGrid's system transports electricity from sources of generation including wind, coal, solar, gas and hydro to large industrial customers and to the distribution networks. Comprising 99 substations and more than 13,000 kilometres of high voltage transmission lines, cables, and interconnections with Queensland and Victoria, their network plays a crucial role in supporting the economic growth of NSW and the ACT.
As we enter into a low carbon future, TransGrid believes that transmission networks are in a unique position to support increased energy security and affordability. TransGrid's network has the ability to support the reduction of emissions in the electricity sector by transporting energy between areas with abundant renewable resources and areas with significant energy consumption.
With the NEM expected to undergo a massive transition, TransGrid has been driving and supporting grid innovation through a range of research and development programs. These include growing demand response initiatives and supporting non-network solutions; paving the way to a smarter energy future.