Managing the Environment Around Powerlines
Australian electric utilities are faced with the incredible challenge of managing powerlines that are located in conditions as varied as the dry, arid desert to windy, wet coastal regions. Each region has a unique environment for powerline infrastructure, which requires different solutions.
After another long, hot summer, vegetation management is at the top of the agenda as network owners work to prevent the devastation that bushfires can cause. Additionally, the winter does not provide a reprieve, as strong winds bring down trees and pose another risk to powerlines.
Vegetation management in the energy sector is a highly
Vegetation management around powerlines could be considered even riskier than standard powerline work. Arborists have to deal with the unpredictable combination of trees (often in severe weather conditions) and moving powerlines. Altec has been supplying equipment into this market for almost 90 years and has purpose-built, insulating equipment that helps get the job done. Altec’s units are designed to withstand tough conditions and are a
The flexibility and
Altec units are compliant with Australian standards and are built to deal with the challenges of varying environmental conditions. Altec is proud to work with leading vegetation management companies in Australia, New Zealand, and around the world