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Jemena Pole Management report

With public and environmental safety as its highest priority, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) has released a draft report into Jemena’s Wood Pole Management practices.


Powerline maintenance is an Energy Safe Victoria compliance and enforcement priority. The investigation and delivery of Energy Safe’s report into Jemena’s wood pole management practices follows similar investigations into the practices of United Energy, AusNet and Powercor. Energy Safe has committed to undertaking a review of the wood pole management practices across Victorian distribution Major Electricity Companies (MECs).

This draft report into the Wood Pole Management policies and practices of Jemena provides a summary of the detailed technical review undertaken by Energy Safe, including:

  • objectives of the investigation
  • key findings and their implications.

Public consultation

Energy Safe is committed to providing an opportunity for the Victorian public to comment on its investigations into the management of wood poles. This is an important step in providing community confidence in the safety of the electricity distribution network across Victoria.

Consultation on this report is now closed.

Read the draft report

Next steps

Energy Safe will

  • review all submissions received
  • update the report as deemed appropriate
  • publish a final report.

All submissions and comments received by Energy Safe in relation to this consultation are considered public documents and will be published on Energy Safe’s website. Any personal information contained in the submissions will be redacted to protect the privacy of individuals.


Date Activity
24/07/2023 Public consultation period open.
18/08/2023 Public consultation period closed.
End of 2023 Energy Safe publishes submissions and its response to submissions on the Energy Safe website.

Energy Safe publishes the final report into Jemena Wood Pole Management.

Date: 29/02/2024 4:29

The currency and accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed once printed or saved to a storage device. If in doubt, please check the Energy Safe Victoria website for the current version.

Reviewed 31 August 2023

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