Our preparation for storm & cyclone season

We have a comprehensive range of measures to prepare the network and our employees for the storm and cyclone season.

Typically we:

  • Step up our vegetation management program in winter and spring to ensure trees are kept away from powerlines.
  • Significantly increase our inventories of poles, cross arms, powerlines, and other hardware - essential to the supply of electricity.
  • Undertake regular Natural Hazard planning (PDF 1.0 mb) to prepare our network in major centres for the storm season. Substations are checked and key transmission and distribution lines are inspected.
  • Update, test and revise Regional Emergency Management plans.
  • Train, prepare and test our employees to respond safely and effectively to emergency situations.