On 1 January 2018, the part of ActewAGL that operates and maintains our ACT electricity and gas network changed its 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.
Evoenergy is the name used by the electricity poles and wires, and gas pipes business and is part of the ActewAGL Distribution partnership.
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.
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 200,000 residential and business customers across the ACT and 146,000 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Evoenergy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Canberra region, the Ngunnawal people. We pay our respects to their Elders—past and present—and recognise their continuing connections and contributions to this region. We also acknowledge the First Peoples of the broader region in which our footprint extends.
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to be inclusive in their work and contribute to national reconciliation.
Our RAP is an important step forward in our reconciliation journey, and the RAP will support us to take meaningful action to advance reconciliation. Under the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, the plan includes tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our RAP 2021-22 will:
Increase understanding, value and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge and rights through cultural learning.
Promote positive race relations through anti-discrimination strategies.
Demonstrate respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by observing cultural protocols.
Demonstrate respect for the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land management practices.
Improve employment outcomes by increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention and professional development.
Key initiatives of our RAP include working to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and organisations, using our sphere of influence to promote reconciliation and positive race relations and enhance employment and procurement opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses.
Evoenergy is certified to operate under the Quality ISO 9001:2015, Occupational Health & Safety ISO 45001:2018 and Environmental ISO 14001:2015 management systems.
This Integrated Management System Certification benefits Evoenergy through increased efficiency and effectiveness, and demonstrates our commitment to increased performance, employee and customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement.
It also holds us accountable and ensures we are continually striving for improvement. View our certification below.
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.