Our Story

Our history in Australia dates back over 20 years. Today we’re a national energy retailer with an ongoing commitment to make energy more affordable.

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Our story starts in the West.

Our history of making energy more affordable in Australia goes back to the 1990s, when we started supplying gas to households in Western Australia and the ‘Alinta’ brand was born as AlintaGas. 

In 1998 the Western Australian Government privatised AlintaGas. Since then, we’ve grown to become the largest privately-owned energy company in WA. From supplying major mining customers in the Pilbara, to operating power stations south of Perth, we’re committed to investing in WA.

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Now we’re a force in the East

We’re now growing rapidly on the east coast of Australia.

Alinta Energy is Australia’s fastest growing retailer on the east coast with over 600,000 households and business customers in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland choosing us to supply their energy needs.

This momentum has continued and we’re now proud to serve over one million customers throughout the country, with a team of over 800 people.

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Generating Australia’s energy

As our business has grown, so has our energy generating capacity. We operate power stations across Australia, including the Braemar Power Station in Queensland, the Wagerup Power Station in Western Australia – as well as the Glenbrook Power Station in New Zealand.

In January 2018, our owners acquired the Loy Yang B Power Station in Victoria. Employing hundreds of local people in the Latrobe Valley, Loy Yang B is one of the newest and most efficient power stations in Victoria, supplying energy for around 1.5 million homes.

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We’re a power for good

To us, sustainability means more than simply energy from renewable sources. It’s also about affordability. That’s why we’re building Western Australia’s biggest wind farm, Yandin. It’s a high-quality project that will provide renewable energy at an affordable price for our customers.

At the same time, we’re investing in innovative projects such as the largest battery storage facility in Australia, which went online in 2018.

Affordable sustainability is the challenge we’ve set ourselves as we embark on our next phase of growth. It’s a challenge that inspires us every day.

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Our purpose and values are what unite and drive us.