Victoria’s Department of Energy reports *six* transmission towers down in Victoria

Not long ago, Linton posted about ‘Towers down near Geelong on 13th February 2024’.

To follow this I have included this tweet from the Department of Energy* in Victoria that confirms that six towers have been downed:


Note (*) that DEECA actually stands for Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action … but when you have (like us) served most government departments across the NEM for >20 years, the ongoing changes of department names becomes increasingly confusing, so we just call them ‘Department of Energy’

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3 Comments on "Victoria’s Department of Energy reports *six* transmission towers down in Victoria"

  1. The escalating loss of load from local distribution outages as the storm front increased in intensity on the outset of LOR3 load shedding would be the main reason for the low quantity of intentional load shed (300MW) and it brevity. Vic’s demand was on track to reach 8,000 MW before thousands lost power.

    Opens the door for the trusty ole climate-driven unprecedented storms” gaslight option.

  2. AEMO Market Notice #115120 reports restoration of Moorabool – Sydenham No1 500 kV line at 1929 hrs 25/02/2024 on temporary towers.

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