Powercor’s revised Bushfire Mitigation Plan is now available to view.
The document outlines how we operate, maintain and manage our electricity assets to minimise the risk of fires and keep our communities safe.
As a regulated electricity distribution system operator in Victoria, we submit a Bushfire Mitigation Plan to the safety regulator, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), every five years. Our most recent plan was accepted in June 2020.
It was updated in November 2021 to reflect:
In December 2021, ESV provisionally accepted our revised plan. Next month we will provide ESV further information they have requested to support our plan.
Summer is our most critical season as we know the weather can deliver conditions that can lead to dangerous and devastating fires. Our Bushfire Mitigation Plan informs our annual summer preparation work, as well as how we operate our network during the fire season.
While we are focused on keeping our networks safe and reliable during this summer season, we are already working to get ready for future summers with vegetation inspections and the pole replacement and reinforcement program underway.
We will continue keeping our plan updated and available for our community to review. To see our Bushfire Mitigation Plan, visit our Bushfire Mitigation page, where you can download a copy.