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Bushfire committee and taskforce

Information about the Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee and the Powerline Bushfire Safety Taskforce.

Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee

In 2011 the Victorian Government announced a $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety program (PBSP). The 10-year program will deliver on recommendations (27 and 32) of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and aims to reduce the risk of bushfires caused by electrical assets without causing significant impact to electricity supply reliability.

ESV is assisting the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) in the roll-out of this program.

About the committee

The Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee (PBSC) was established in 2016 by ESV under Section 8 of its Act.

Purpose

The PBSC exists to provide the Director of Energy Safety (DoES) with comprehensive expert advice to support ESV in its administration of the Electricity Safety (Bushfire Mitigation) Amendment Regulations 2016 (the regulations) and any advice ESV may, in turn, provide government on further policy changes that maybe required in the light of actual experience.

PBSC documents

All documents drafted by the Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee will be made available for public review, and are published here:

  • Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee Charter:
Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee Charter
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PBSC Acronyms

  • View current list of acronyms used across all PBSC meetings:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Minutes - Acronyms
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PBSC Meeting 1 – 05.12.16

  • PBSC – 05.12.16 – Agenda:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Meeting Agenda
PDF 89.55 KB
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  • PBSC – 05.12.16 – Minutes:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Minutes
PDF 141.61 KB
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  • PBSC – 05.12.16 – Minutes – Item 5 – DELWP presentation:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Minutes - DELWP Presentation
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  • PBSC – 05.12.16 – Minutes – Item 6 – REFCL presentation:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Minutes - Marxsen Presentation
PDF 1.67 MB
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  • PBSC – 05.12.16 – Minutes – Item 7.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Minutes - Powercor Presentation
PDF 870.35 KB
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  • PBSC – 05.12.16 – Minutes – Item 7.2 – AusNet presentation:
PBSC - 05.12.16 - Minutes - AusNet Presentation
PDF 1.16 MB
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PBSC Meeting 2 – 14.03.17

  • PBSC – 14.03.17 – Agenda:
PBSC - 14.03.17 - Meeting agenda
PDF 83.38 KB
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  • PBSC – 14.03.17 – Minutes:
PBSC - 14 March 2017 - Minutes
PDF 150.38 KB
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  • PBSC – 14.03.17 – Minutes – Item 3 – Powercor and AusNet presentation:
PBSC - 14.03.17 - Powercor and Austnet Presentation
PDF 1.16 MB
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  • PBSC – 14.03.17 – Minutes – Item 6 – Cross country faults overview:
Item 6 - Cross country faults (outline)
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  • PBSC – 14.03.17 – Minutes – Item 6 – FSH Network Test 217:
PBSC - Meeting 2 - Item 6 - Test 217
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PBSC Meeting 3 – 13.06.17

  • PBSC – 13.06.17 – Agenda:
PBSC - 13 June 2017 - Minute agenda
PDF 101.2 KB
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  • PBSC – 13.06.17 – Minutes:
PBSC - 13 June 2017 - Minutes
PDF 109.22 KB
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  • PBSC – 13.06.17 – Minutes – Item 3 – Powercor and AusNet presentation:
PBSC - 13.06.17 - Minutes - Item 3 - Powercor and AusNet presentation
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  • PBSC – 13.06.17 – Minutes – Item 4 – HV Customer risk study:
PBSC-13 June 2017 - Minutes - Item 4
PDF 1.15 MB
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  • PBSC – 13.06.17 – Minutes – Item 4.1 – REFCL presentation:
PBSC - 13.06.17 - Minute - Item 4.1 - REFCL presentation
PDF 1.14 MB
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PBSC Meeting 4 – 12.09.17

  • PBSC – 12.09.17 – Agenda
PBSC - 12 September 2017 - Meeting agenda
PDF 90.36 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.09.17 – Minutes:
PBSC - 12 September 2017 - Minutes
PDF 96.77 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.09.17 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 12 September 2017 - Minutes - Item 3.1 - Powercor presentation
PDF 406.17 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.09.17 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 12 September 2017 - Minutes - Item 3.2 - Ausnet Services presentation
PDF 540.05 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.09.17 – Minutes – Item 4 – ESV presentation:
PBSC - 12 September 2017 - Minutes - Item 4 - ESV presentation
PDF 176.73 KB
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PBSC Meeting 5 – 12.12.17

  • PBSC – 12.12.17 – Agenda:
PBSC - 12 December 2017 - Meeting agenda
PDF 94.63 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.12.17 – Minutes:
PBSC - 12 December 2017 - Minutes
PDF 111.28 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.12.17 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 12 December 2017 - Minutes - Item 3.1 - Powercor presentation
PDF 3.08 MB
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  • PBSC – 12.12.17 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 12 December 2017 - Minutes - Item 3.2 - Ausnet Services presentation
PDF 1.38 MB
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PBSC Meeting 6 – 13.03.18

  • PBSC – 13.03.18 – Agenda:
PBSC - 13 March 2018 - Meeting agenda
PDF 96.49 KB
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  • PBSC – 13.03.18 – Minutes:
PBSC - 13 March 2018 - Minutes
PDF 150.95 KB
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  • PBSC – 13.03.18 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 13 March 2018 - Minutes - Powercor presentation
PDF 2.85 MB
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  • PBSC – 13.03.18 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 13 March 2018 - Minutes - Ausnet presentation
PDF 485.48 KB
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  • PBSC – 13.03.18 – Minutes – ESCV Review of voltage standards for bushfire mitigation:
PBSC - 13 March 2018 - ESCV review of voltage standard for bushfire mitigation project scope 20180226
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PBSC Meeting 7 – 12.06.18

  • PBSC – 12.06.18 – Agenda:
PBSC_12_Jun_2018_Meeting_agenda
PDF 102.39 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.06.18 – Minutes:
PBSC_12_June_2018_Minutes
PDF 108.33 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.06.18 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 12 June 2018 - Minutes - Powercor
PDF 3.26 MB
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  • PBSC – 12.06.18 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 12 June 2018 - Minutes - Ausnet
PDF 982.58 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.06.18 – Minutes – PBSC Advice – ESCV EDC draft decision:
PBSC - 12 June 2018 - PBSC Advice - ESCV EDC draft decision
PDF 179.3 KB
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  • PBSC – 12.06.18 – Minutes – PBSC Advice – AustNet Services REFCL Exemption requests:
PBSC - 12 June 2018 - PBSC Advice - AusNet Services
PDF 264.48 KB
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PBSC Meeting 8 – 11.09.18

  • PBSC – 11.09.18 – Agenda:
PBSC_11_Sep_2018_Meeting_agenda
PDF 105.58 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.09.18 – Minutes:
PBSC_11Sep2018_ Minutes
PDF 100.87 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.09.18 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC_11_Sept_2018_ Minutes_Item 3.1_Powercor_pres
PDF 1.09 MB
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  • PBSC – 11.09.18 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC_11_Sep_2018_ Minutes_Item 3.2_AusNet_pres
PDF 1.55 MB
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PBSC Meeting 9 – 11.12.18

  • PBSC – 11.12.18 – Agenda:
PBSC_11_Dec_2018_Meeting_agenda
PDF 97.43 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.12.18 – Minutes:
PBSC - 11 December 2018 - Minutes
PDF 115.88 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.12.18 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC_11Dec2018_ Minutes_Item 3.1_Powercor_pres
PDF 881.91 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.12.18 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC_11Dec2018_ Minutes_Item 3.2_AusNet_Services_pres
PDF 840.89 KB
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PBSC Meeting 10 – 04.04.19

  • PBSC – 04.04.19 – Agenda
  • PBSC – 04.04.19 – Minutes:
PBSC - 04 April 2019 - Minutes
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  • PBSC – 04.04.19 – Minutes – Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 04 April 2019 - Minutes - Powercor
PDF 1.43 MB
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  • PBSC – 04.04.19 – Minutes – Item 3.2 – AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 04 April 2019 - Minutes - Ausnet
PDF 718.59 KB
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PBSC Meeting 11 – 11.06.19

  • PBSC – 11.06.19 – Agenda:
PBSC - 11 June 2019 - Agenda
PDF 101.82 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.06.19 – Minutes:
PBSC - 11 June 2019 - Minutes
PDF 461.96 KB
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  • PBSC – 11.06.19 – Minutes Item 3.1 AusNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 11 06 2019 - Minutes -AusNet
PDF 1.56 MB
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  • PBSC – 11.06.19 – Minutes Item 3.2 Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 11 06 2019 - Minutes - Powercor
PDF 366.5 KB
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PBSC Meeting 12 – 20.08.19

  • PBSC – 20.08.19 – Agenda:
PBSC - 20.08.2019 - Agenda
PDF 333.06 KB
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  • PBSC – 20.08.19 – Minutes:
PBSC - 20.08.2019 - Minutes
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  • PBSC – 20.08.19 – Minutes Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC – 20.08.2019 – Minutes – Powercor Presentation
PDF 358.51 KB
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  • PBSC – 20.08.19 – Minutes Item 3.2 – AustNet Services presentation:
PBSC – 20.08.2019 – Minutes – AusNet Presentation
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PBSC Meeting 13 – 10.12.19

  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Agenda:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 - Agenda
PDF 100.49 KB
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  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Minutes:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 - Minutes
PDF 131.62 KB
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  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Minutes Item 3.1 – Powercor presentation:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 Item 3.1 Powercor presentation
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  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Minutes Item 3.2 – AustNet Services presentation:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 Item 3.2 AusNet presentation
PDF 1.24 MB
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  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Minutes – Item C – How Tech from Australia Could Prevent California Wildfires and PG&E Blackouts – IEEE, 8 November 2019:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 - Item C
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  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Minutes – Item D – How an Australian State Fought Back Against Grid-Sparked Wildfires – IEEE, 11 November 2019:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 - Item D
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PBSC - 10.12.2019 - Item F
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  • PBSC – 10.12.19 – Minutes – Item G – LinkedIn article 12 Dec 2019:
PBSC - 10.12.2019 - Item G
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Powerline Bushfire Safety Taskforce

In August 2010 the Powerline Bushfire Safety Taskforce (PBST) was established to oversee the implementation of recommendations from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, related to powerline replacement and changing the network reclose function.

In 2011 the PBST produced its final report:

  • PBST Final Report – 30 Sep 2011
PBST_final_report_30Sep2011
PDF 3.26 MB
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Date: 19/07/2024 17:28

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