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Media statement – Energy Safe investigates transmission towers collapse

Friday 16 February 2024 4:13am

Energy Safe Victoria is investigating the factors that contributed to the collapse of six transmission towers at Anakie on 13 February 2024. Our inspectors were on site on 14 February 2024.

We will be investigating AusNet's compliance with its safety obligations, including its inspection and maintenance responsibilities.

Energy Safe’s highest priority is the prevention of harm to the community from the supply and use of energy.

AusNet is accountable for the operations and maintenance of its transmission network in its entirety.

Energy Safe’s role is to ensure that AusNet has appropriate systems in place to do this safely.

For more information on energy safety during power outages and after storms see What to do in a power outage.

ENDS

Energy Safe. Always.

Media contact: Nicole Butler M: 0477 572 378 E: nicole.butler@energysafe.vic.gov.au

Reviewed 23 February 2024

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