The Powercor Australia distribution network services central and western Victoria and Melbourne’s outer western suburbs. It is the largest of Victoria’s five privately owned electricity distribution networks and supplies 683,000 customers in key regional centres from Mildura and Shepparton through to Bendigo and Ballarat to Warrnambool and Geelong.
The majority of Powercor’s electricity infrastructure is overhead, with more than 528,000 poles carrying 82,000 kilometres of power line over a total network area of 150,000 square kilometers
Powercor won a prestigious international award for its emergency response to the major gale force windstorms that rocked Victoria in April 2008. The “Emergency Recovery Award,” presented annually by US based Edison Electric Institute (EEI), recognises exceptional efforts in restoring power services disrupted by severe weather or other natural events.
Powercor has 130 employees based at our Ballarat complex in Norman St Wendouree. Personnel are employed in Engineering, Technical, Trade and Administration fields and include an annual intake of apprentices and trainees