Transend Networks

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Transend Networks Pty Ltd
Company typeState government owned
Founded1 July 1998 (1998-07-01)
Defunct30 June 2014 (2014-06-30)
FateMerged into TasNetworks
ServicesElectric power transmission
OwnerGovernment of Tasmania

Transend Networks Pty Ltd was a Tasmanian government-owned business which operated between 1998 and 2014 as the electricity transmission network provider for Tasmania, Australia. It was formed by the disaggregation of the Hydro-Electric Commission, and ceased operation when it was merged on 1 July 2014 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 retailers 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 was a regulated monopoly that received its revenue cap from the Australian Energy Regulator.[2]

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


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

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