A $1.1 million research partnership has been signed by the University of Wollongong and Endeavour Energy.
UOW Vice Chancellor Paul Wellings said the latest agreement signed on Friday extended the partnership to an historic 26 years of continuous support.
The partnership provides funding to UOW's Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC) to continue its electrical engineering research, development and teaching activities.
"This relationship is unmatched by any other Australian electricity network and university," Professor Wellings said.
"I'd like to thank Endeavour Energy for its very generous investment of $6.82 million over many years.'
He said APQRC was Australia's only power quality research centre and was recognised internationally for its expertise.
"The great strengths of the APQRC are its wide-ranging expertise in power systems and customer loads, its strong contacts with industry and knowledge of international research efforts," Prof Wellings said.
"It also plays an important role in training the next generation of electrical engineers with more than 400 students graduating since 2008 with a focus on power system engineering."
Endeavor Energy's interim CEO Leanne Pickering said the company was proud to partner with UOW to invest in electrical engineering and improve power quality for customers.
"Our industrial and commercial customers have told us how important power quality and reliability is for the success of their business operations," Ms Pickering said.
"Endeavour Energy recognises the need for practical research and development to maintain and improve services we provide to our customers.
"Our customers depend on us to power their lifestyles and business success, so they can go about their lives knowing their electricity is safe, affordable and reliable.
"They also expect us to plan for their vastly different energy needs as Australia moves to a clean energy future."
Ms Pickering added Endeavour Energy's network was rapidly shifting from a one-way flow of electricity to a network featuring multiple mini generation power plants, all feeding into the grid across a wide area.
"Power quality is central to the efficient production, transportation and use of electricity both to and from customers and is critical for business success," she said.