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Electrical incident and technical investigations reports

Links to technical investigation reports relating to electrical incidents.

Victorian Big Battery Fire

Statement of Technical Findings – 28 September 2021:

VBB_StatementOfFindings_FINAL_28Sep2021
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Jemena - Wood pole management

Jemena Pole Management Report for consultation

United Energy - Wood pole management

United Energy Pole Management final report and consultation

AusNet Services – Wood pole management

AusNet Services Pole Management final report and consultation

Powercor – Wood pole management

Progress on wooden power pole intervention

Implementation of Energy Safe's recommendations

Powercor is increasing the safety of its wooden power pole population by implementing the recommendations of Energy Safe Victoria’s investigation into the sustainability of its wood pole inspection and maintenance practices.

Powercor is required to report quarterly to Energy Safe on progress in meeting key delivery targets for pole interventions, set out in its bushfire mitigation plan.This includes both pole replacement and reinforcement.

As the end of 2022, Powercor reported delivery of 7,201 pole interventions against an annual target of 6,930.

Energy Safe will continue to monitor Powercor’s progress against its plan.

If Powercor fails to meet its annual commitment at year end then Energy Safe may take enforcement action.

Final Pole Management Improvement plan progress report – June 2021:

ESV_PAL_public_reporting_Jun2021
PDF 51.77 KB
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Final Public Report – 13 March 2020:

PowercorWoodPoleManagement_PublicTechnicalReport
PDF 366.95 KB
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Energy Safe’s response to submissions:

ResponseToSubmissions_DraftReport_PowercorWoodPoleManagement
PDF 121.85 KB
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Draft Public Report for consultation – 23 December 2019:

Public Technical Report - Powercor wood pole management
PDF 1.34 MB
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Submissions received:

ESV_Submission_Feb2020_Redacted
PDF 2.47 MB
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q&A - Power pole sustainability
PDF 482.34 KB
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Supporting information – Detailed Technical Report – 3 January 2020:

Detailed technical report - Powercor wood pole safety management
PDF 3.04 MB
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500 kV Towers incident (Cressy)

ESV’s report into the 500 kV Towers incident (Cressy):

Cressy_500kV_Tower_Incident_31Jan2020_report
PDF 357.4 KB
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Salt Creek Insulator failure

Salt Creek Technical Report:

Technical Investigation Report - Salt Creek Insulator Failure
PDF 1.61 MB
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The Condition of Power Poles in South West Victoria

Final Report – 29 July 2019:

SWPowerPoles_FinalReport_20190725
PDF 179.06 KB
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Media release:

MR_20190729_SWPP_finalreport
PDF 29.03 KB
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Energy Safe’s response to submissions:

ESV_Response_submissions-Draft_Report_Condition_Power_Poles_SW_Vic
PDF 126.79 KB
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Draft Report – 31 May 2019:

South_West_Pole_Conditions_Investigation_Report-Draft
PDF 182.62 KB
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St Patrick’s Day fires

Garvoc Fire (The Sisters) Technical Report – 17 March 2018:

Garvoc Fire (The Sisters) Technical Report - 17 Mar 2018
PDF 1.61 MB
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Gazette Fire Technical Report – 17 March 2018:

Gazette Fire Technical Report - 17 Mar 2018
PDF 1.35 MB
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Gnotuk Fire Technical Report – 17 March 2018:

Gnotuk Fire Technical Report - 17 Mar 2018
PDF 811.41 KB
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Minjah Fire Technical Report – 17 March 2018:

Minjah Fire Technical Report - 17 Mar 2018
PDF 1.42 MB
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Warrnambool-Cobden Fire Technical Report – 17 March 2018:

Warrnambool-Cobden Fire Technical Report - 17 Mar 2018
PDF 1.32 MB
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P3 High Street Terang Electrical Incident – 17 March 2018:

P3 High Street Terang Electrical Incident - May 2018
PDF 1.57 MB
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2018 Australia Day outages

2018 Australia Day weekend outages – technical investigation report:

ESV_Technical_Report-Australia_Day_Outages-FINAL
PDF 195.74 KB
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Smart metering

Safety of advanced metering infrastructure in Victoria:

Safety of advanced metering infrastructure in Victoria - Jul 2012
PDF 250.33 KB
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Date: 12/07/2024 19:01

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