Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee

Gaye recently attended the second meeting of the Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee (PBSC) at Energy Safe Victoria (ESV).

As set out in the Committee Charter, the purpose of the PBSC is to provide the Director of Energy Safety (DoES) with comprehensive expert advice to support ESV in its administration of the Electricity Safety (Bushfire Mitigation) Amendment Regulations 2016 (the regulations) and any advice ESV may, in turn, provide government on further policy changes that may be required in the light of initial network experience implementing the regulations.

In addressing its purpose, the PBSC will have regard to the regulations, the regulatory impact statement (RIS) including the target fire risk reduction benefits set out herein, and the statement of reasons (SoR).

The objective of the PBSC is to provide transparent, independent oversight and advice to ESV in undertaking its regulatory responsibilities to hold the distribution business accountable for the delivery of the fire reduction benefits implicit in the regulations.

Gaye’s role is to provide risk management and best practice advice. All documents relating to the Committee’s activities can be found on the ESV website.

About the Author

Gaye Francis

is an experienced risk and due diligence engineer and highly effective project manager, with a diverse range of project experience collected over 15 years of consulting activities with R2A. Gaye has worked with both private and government clients across a wide range of industries including road, rail, marine, mining, aviation and water.

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