Vegetation program to ensure power safety

Published on 06 August 2018

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Essential Energy will begin vegetation management works in urban Corowa commencing in late-August to maintain minimum power line clearances and ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of the local electricity network. 

Trees coming into contact with overhead powerlines pose serious hazards to people, wildlife and the surrounding environment. The potential for bushfires, property damage, injury and unplanned power outages are all relevant risks to public safety.

Essential Energy’s cyclical vegetation management program ensures minimum safety clearances are maintained between trees and overhead powerlines and helps to minimise the trimming required in the future, while also maintaining a reliable power supply. Works will be undertaken by contractors who are qualified in all aspects of vegetation management and, where possible, in compliance with the Australian Standard AS 4373 ‘Pruning of Amenity Trees.

For helpful tips on appropriate species to plant near powerlines, download Essential Energy’s Tree Planting Guide at essentialenergy.com.au/trees or call 13 23 91 for more information.

Weather permitting, the vegetation work will commence in late-August and conclude in early October 2018.

Download Essential Energy's full media release(PDF, 71KB) for further details.