ActewAGL was set up in October 2000 when the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) and ACTEW Corporation, an ACT Government owned enterprise entered into Australia’s first utility joint venture. Following October 2006 business dealings between AGL and Alinta ownership of ActewAGL’s retail arm was shared equally between AGL Energy and ACTEW Corporation and ownership of ActewAGL’s distribution arm was shared equally between Alinta and ACTEW Corporation.
Further changes to the distribution partnership occurred when a consortium including Singapore Power purchased Alinta in 2007. The distribution partnership is now owned equally by Singapore Power and ACTEW Corporation. Alinta was subsequently renamed Jemena and is a subsidiary company of Singapore Power.
ActewAGL is Australia’s first multi-utility to offer electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services under one roof. In February 2004, ActewAGL entered into a management agreement with TransACT Capital Communications Pty Ltd. This means that ActewAGL now manages the day-to-day operations of TransACT. The TransACT network provides access to full telecommunication services. It offers telephony high speed data and video services from a number of providers to residential business and government customers in the ACT.
ActewAGL is committed to working closely with its graduate engineers to enhance their careers by providing on-going support throughout the PDP. ActewAGL’s commitment to the development and progression of their people is real and ActewAGL look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Engineers Australia.
Engineers Australia is proud to announce that 2011 is the Year of Humanitarian Engineering