Electricity Supply Industry – Transmission, Distribution and Rail
This Electricity Supply industry (ESI) Transmission, Distribution and Rail (TD&R) sector covers the transmission and distribution of electricity from the generating power source via overhead and underground lines.
Operatives in this sector may be involved in a wide range of tasks, including, but not restricted to; installation, maintenance, servicing, commissioning/augmentation, network protection, network operation, management, planning and/or vegetation control across transmission, distribution or rail traction networks.
The ESI sector is changing at an unprecedented pace. As we respond to reducing carbon emissions, the way in which energy is produced is continually evolving. Transmission and distribution networks were not initially built to handle the large uptake of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as rooftop solar, battery storage or electric vehicles. Nor are they equipped to handle large scale renewable energy generation such as wind or solar. This increase of renewable power generation requires a significant investment in transmission and distribution networks across the country.