Transend is a vital link in Tasmania's electricity supply chain (PDF, 1.25 MB) . Our job is to provide a safe, secure and reliable transmission system to transport high-voltage electricity from generators to the distributor and some major industrial customers.
We take electricity from power stations around Tasmania, transport it to all parts of the State and deliver it to Tasmania's electricity distributor, Aurora Energy, through our network of 48 substations, eight switching stations and 3688 circuit kilometres of transmission lines (PDF, 2.31 MB) . We also transport electricity directly to a number of large customers, such as smelters and paper mills, and to the mainland of Australia via the undersea cable, Basslink.
We own the only telecommunications network in Tasmania that can meet the high performance levels required by participants in the electricity supply industry who use our services for power system protection, monitoring and control.
We have assets valued at nearly $1.5 billion and since 1998 we've invested nearly $1 billion to upgrade and modernise the transmission system. We're continuing that investment to ensure we can provide a safe, reliable and secure electricity transmission service to our customers, now and in the future.
As a company with an eye to the future we're keen to recruit young, talented employees to work with our experienced team in fulfilling our vision and our mission.