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Who is Evoenergy

On 1 January 2018, the part of ActewAGL that operates and maintains our ACT electricity and gas network changed it's name to Evoenergy.  

The name Evoenergy reflects the evolution of our business, to embrace new technologies that put you, our customers, at the centre of everything we do.

Who owns Evoenergy

Evoenergy is the name used by the electricity poles and wires, and gas pipes business and is part of the ActewAGL Distribution partnership (refer to image below).

ActewAGL was originally set up in October 2000 when the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) and Icon Water Limited (formerly ACTEW Corporation), an ACT Government owned corporation, entered into Australia's first utility joint venture. Today ActewAGL is made up of two partnerships.

ActewAGL Retail is owned equally by Icon Water Limited and AGL Energy Ltd via subsidiary companies.

ActewAGL Distribution is owned equally by Icon Water Limited and Jemena Ltd via subsidiary companies.

 

Our focus

We deliver safe and reliable energy to Canberra and the region. We own and operate 2,358 square kilometres of electricity network and over 4,563 kilometres of gas mains.

We supply electricity to over 190,000 residential and business customers across the ACT and 130,000 gas customers in the ACT and NSW.

Safety, reliability, dependability, trust and certainty are the qualities that matter most to us, along with a commitment to innovation and keeping ahead of the rapidly changing energy landscape.

We want to give our customers the energy solutions they want by being agile and driving innovation and technology to meet their changing needs.

Please note, your energy retailer is responsible for managing your account, including billing you for your energy use, and for organising connections, disconnections and new meter requests. 

 

Our people

Evoenergy is a major employer in the Canberra region. From electricians to engineers, we employ over 300 local people that all help to keep your lights on.

Our team work around the clock to restore your power when storms and blackouts strike and support disaster relief efforts in other parts of the country and overseas.

On the gas side, we work with our contractor, Zinfra, to maintain our gas infrastructure across the ACT, Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Bungendore and Nowra. 

Our community

Over the years we've built a special relationship with the community, our customers and industry. Through our community partnership program we support local charities and this includes employee-led initiatives like the annual Convoy for Cancer.

We also partner with local businesses, institutions and leaders in the energy space to develop new technology and ideas to meet the future energy demands of our region.

If you would like to talk to us about a partnership opportunity, please email partnerships@evoenergy.com.au

 

Our past

We're your local electricity and gas distributor and we've been part of the community for over 100 years. It all began in 1915, when the Kingston Power Station (now the world-renowned Canberra Glassworks), was switched on and the energy for our city was ignited. The Power Station remains the spiritual birthplace of both ActewAGL and Evoenergy, where our proudly local organisations began.

The Power Station was the first permanent building constructed in Canberra and generated and transmitted electricity at 5,500 volts. Initially electricity was supplied to Duntroon and Acton by transmission lines and the first streetlights were built in Acton.

Over the years, we've contributed to the building of Canberra's vital infrastructure. In the 1980's this included the full scale construction of Canberra's natural gas pipelines network. And we continue to lay the foundations for new suburbs and precincts today. We also own the NSW natural gas network in Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Bungendore and Nowra.

We're an important part of the cities' history and we're here to help our city grow and prosper into the future, ensuring our electricity and gas networks are safe and reliable for generations to come.

 

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