Power and Water is responsible for all the poles, lines and infrastructure required to deliver your power.

We control the power supply from generators to the grid and into your property via regulated, unregulated and isolated networks.

Our networks are built to withstand extreme weather and meet increasing energy demands. As System Controller we also ensure the safe, secure and reliable operation of the Northern Territory’s regulated power systems.

Power and Water’s 2013-14 to 2018-19 Network Management Plan explains our intentions in relation to network reliability, capacity, security, supply quality and development of the network.

Regulated networks

While we own and operate the network, the Australian Energy Regulator manages the efficient investment in and delivery of energy services.There are three regulated networks in the Northern Territory:

  • The northern network grid services about 150,000 people and stretches from Darwin to the south of Katherine including Batchelor, Adelaide River, Pine Creek, Mataranka and Larrimah
  • The Tennant Creek network grid services about 7,000 people in and around Tennant Creek
  • The southern electrical grid services the Alice Springs area which is home to about 28,000 people.

Unregulated networks

We also manage and maintain smaller electricity networks, servicing small towns and communities including Daly Waters, Ti Tree, Timber Creek, Newcastle Waters and Elliott. These areas are not connected to the regulated networks and not monitored by the Australian Energy Regulator.

Indigenous Essential Services networks

Our subsidiary, Indigenous Essential Services, provides electricity services to Aboriginal communities. Within each of these communities is a small isolated and unregulated network.