We understand the inconvenience that repeated or prolonged outages cause our customers, particularly in regional and remote areas of the South West Interconnected Network.
Our network maintenance programs are constantly improving the way assets are managed, including the 860,000 poles in the network. We’ve got a comprehensive poles and wires maintenance program and bushfire mitigation program which includes pole replacement, conductor replacements and vegetation management around our infrastructure, as well as inspection of assets in high fire risk areas.
We’re continually looking at ways to improve reliability using data and modelling, including mapping potential climate change weather impacts as well as pole top fire modelling research to improve our ability to predict periods of risk where weather may affect the network.
Local government areas impacted most by outages