Ergon Energy Receives Australia's Best Magazine Gold Award for Supply Chain Excellence

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Bean Media Group, based in Sydney NSW, have confirmed that Tony Ballard of Ergon Energy has received the prestigious Gold Award for Supply Chain Management from Australia's Best Magazine.

Bean Media Group, based in Sydney NSW, have confirmed that Tony Ballard of Ergon Energy has received the prestigious Gold Award for Supply Chain Management from Australia's Best Magazine.

As a Queensland Government Owned Corporation, Ergon Energy is committed to delivering sustainable, quality energy solutions.

With a total asset base of $7.7 billion and more than 4,000 employees, Ergon Energy Corporation Limited is a major Queensland company. The company was formed in 1999, by the State Government, from the then six regional Queensland electricity distributors and their subsidiary retailer. The company now services approximately 600,000 residential and business customers across regional Queensland, from the rapidly burgeoning coastal and rural population centres, to the remote communities of outback Queensland and the Torres Strait. The franchise service area extends across 97% of Queensland -- around 1.7 million square kilometres -- and operates across a truly diverse, inspiring landscape, from the harshest, most demanding terrains to the most sensitive.

The corporation operates within an extremely dynamic industry and actively reacts to this with increasing innovation and development. Since the company's conception, the industry has undergone a continuing evolution. The latest change was announced in March 2007, when the Queensland Government sold their contestable retailing operations to private enterprise. While Ergon Energy responds to changes such as this, they continue to remain committed to their customers and to being a valued community partner with a sustainable approach.

Ergon Energy's electricity network currently consists of around 150,000 kilometres of powerlines and one million power poles, along with associated infrastructure, such as major substations and power transformers. The company also own and operate 33 stand-alone power stations that provide supply to isolated communities across Queensland not connected to the main electricity grid.

The award gives Ergon Energy a seal of approval for quality supply chain management and the Ergon Energy feature, that appeared in Australia's Best Magazine, can be found here.

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