NT government corporations created as Power and Water splits

Power and Water Corporation, the Northern Territory’s primary provider of electricity, water and sewerage services, has been split into three government-owned corporations.

Effective from July 1, Jacana Energy is responsible for the retail part of Power and Water, while Territory Generation will manage electricity generation.

Power and Water will continue to manage and operate the electricity network, water and sewerage services, and the power network.

Managing director John Baskerville said customers will be able to pay their bills in the usual way and that the separation will not alter the delivery of services to customers.

“This is an exciting new phase in the provision of utilities to the Northern Territory. Territory Generation will produce electricity for Jacana Energy and they will also be able to sell power to other electricity retail companies, should they enter the Northern Territory market,” Mr Baskerville said.