TasNetworks, the new company formed through the merger of Transend and Aurora’s distribution business, is now operating.

TasNetworks CEO Lance Balcombe stated that this is an historic day for Tasmania’s electricity supply industry.

“The commencement of TasNetworks is a significant change to the Tasmanian electricity supply industry and the conclusion of a significant program of work. I would like to thank employees of both Aurora and Transend for their support getting us through that process,” Mr Balcombe said.

“TasNetworks will strive to reduce power bills for all Tasmanians. We will focus on providing outstanding customer service and drive efficiencies to reduce costs, delivering savings for the people of Tasmania.”

Mr Balcombe said that people need to be aware of the change as any outages or electrical faults should now be reported to TasNetworks on 13 2004.

“We have been running a public education campaign to alert everyone that issues with the power supply need to be reported to TasNetworks on 13 2004. This is important so we can deal with any faults or safety issues as quickly as possible.”

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