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Same company, different label

COUNTRY Energy, the manager of the largest power supply network in NSW, will be re-branded from today.

The re-branding comes as part of NSW government energy reforms and Country Energy’s retail business will be renamed Origin Energy, while network operations will continue under the Essential Energy banner.

Country Energy general manager Terri Benson said the 1500 communities serviced by the company and about 4500 employees would not be affected by the change.

“While our name may be changing, I want to reassure our customers that there will be no change to the network services we provide,” she said.

“As Essential Energy we will retain our presence as a major regional employer and we will continue to deliver our five-year plan to invest $6 billion maintaining and building new electricity infrastructure across regional NSW.”

Ms Benson said the re-branding represented the next chapter in the history of Australia’s largest electricity network company.

“Customers can continue to contact us on 132 080 to report electricity network faults and emergencies and our local field service teams will be ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven-days a week,” she said.

“We will also continue to provide energy efficiency advice through our energy answers team on 1800 ENERGY.”

A new website www.essentialenergy.com.au will come online from March 1 and a new general inquiries line 132 391 will also commence operation.



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