As the owner and operator of the electricity transmission system in Tasmania, it's our job to transport extra-high voltage electricity from power stations to substations around the State.
Our transmission system is connected to the national electricity grid via Basslink, an undersea cable that links the Tasmanian power system to the national grid on mainland Australia. We’re registered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and we operate in Australia’s national electricity market (NEM).
We also provide specialist communications services to other members of the Tasmanian electricity supply industry (TESI) and to other external customers.
Transend is owned by the State of Tasmania. While our head office is located in Hobart, we do have dedicated people working in offices at Launceston and Sheffield to ensure that as far as possible the transmission system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our mission is transmission: safe, reliable and efficient electricity and telecommunications services.
Transend Chairman, Mr Don Challen, has been recognised in the Australia Day Honours with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Transend officially opened the new Norwood - St Leonards Mowbray transmission development that will bring added reliability, flexibility and security to Launceston's power supply. This project marks the final leg in a development program that creates a complete transmission circuit around Launceston.
Transend has won a TasICT award for its development of a bespoke system that allows authorised personnel to work on the transmission network from an off-site location.
Transend's latest annual planning report is now available. The report is available from our Planning ahead section.
Transend's annual report for 2011 was tabled in Parliament on 25 October 2011. The report is available from our News & Publications section.