United Energy distributes electricity to around 676,000 customers – or more than 1.45 million Victorians – across Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula. Electricity is distributed in the region via a network comprising over 13,300 kilometres of wires supported by more than 204,000 poles and associated infrastructure.
The network supports 3,100 commercial and industrial business, 53,000 small businesses, 27 per cent of the state’s manufacturing activity and 21 per cent of Victoria’s GDP.
United Energy is focused on staying on top of things to deliver reliable, safe and affordable electricity to households and businesses by operating, managing and maintaining all network assets and metering services. This means managing a network that is reliable and safe, particularly in relation to bushfire risks.