Bushfire mitigation

Bushfire Mitigation Plan

Under our Bushfire Mitigation Plan, we manage assets and risks that could cause fires due to:

  • Surface contamination of insulators combined with moisture resulting in electrical tracking and potentially leading to pole or cross arm fires
  • failure or malfunction of network devices such as surge arresters and expulsion drop out fuses
  • contact between vegetation and the electricity network
  • bird or animal or third-party contact with electricity assets
  • failure of line hardware (electrical and mechanical)
  • conductor failures

Natural disasters such as bushfires, floods or extreme weather events may also trigger one or many of these causes of ignition risk.

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