Bushfire mitigation

You can count on Jemena being bushfire aware.

The safety of the communities where we operate is at the heart of our business, so we take a proactive approach to minimising bushfire risk. Our network is operated in full compliance with laws and regulations administered by Energy Safe Victoria.

Our properties, powerlines, nearby trees and vegetation all are maintained to make sure:

  • our customers and the public are safe
  • property is secure
  • electricity supply continues
  • the environment is responsibly managed
  • workplaces are kept safe
  • as little cost to the community as possible is incurred

Our rigorous management processes, policies and procedures are understood by every employee and contractor. Those same processes are regularly monitored for effectiveness. With bushfire mitigation, as with every aspect of safety, we believe prevention and management of risks is the best way to keep our communities, customers and employees safe.

Our annual bushfire mitigation program is based on fire risk analysis. We implement special safety procedures whenever there’s a day of total fire ban. We continually monitor, test and record the condition of our assets so we can deliver a safe and reliable electricity supply all year round.