12 | Matt Palmer, Ergon Energy Network and Energex, part of the Energy Queensland group
In this episode we interview Matt Palmer, Vegetation Specialist - Standards, at Ergon Energy Network and Energex, part of the Energy Queensland group.
Ergon Energy Network and Energex are distribution service providers that together deliver approximately 35,000 GWh or electricity right across Queensland to around 2.3 million customers. The network consists of more than 178,000 km of overhead powerlines and 29,000 km of underground power cables.
During this discussion we cover several topics including:
The unique geographical challenges posed by Queensland
The tyranny of distance when working with such a remote distribution system
Regulation for utilities in Queensland
Vegetation work zones, cycle times and optimum intervention time
The impact of El Nino and La Nina climatic patterns
Bushfires in the Queensland context
Safe working practices
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