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United Energy Pole Management report release

With public and environmental safety as its highest priority, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) has released a draft report into United Energy’s Wood Pole Management practices.


Power pole management practice is an ESV compliance and enforcement priority. The investigation and delivery of ESV’s report into United Energy’s wood pole management practices follows similar investigations into the practices of AusNet Services and Powercor. ESV has committed to undertaking a review of the wood pole management practices across Victorian distribution Major Electricity Companies (MECs).

This draft report into the Wood Pole Management policies and practices of United Energy provides a summary of the detailed technical review undertaken by ESV, including:

  • objectives of the investigation, and
  • key findings and their implications

Read or download the report here [PDF 628kb]

Public consultation

ESV is committed to providing an opportunity for the Victorian public to comment on its investigations into the management of wood poles. This is an important step in providing community confidence in the safety of the electricity distribution network across Victoria.

Have your say

ESV invites interested parties to make a submission on this draft report.

Fill out the form that’s embedded in this page below to make a submission online.

To make a submission offline, download the form under ‘Resources’ below. Fill out the form and email your submission to


Post your submission to:

Energy Safe Victoria
Consultation Response
PO Box 262
Collins St West VIC 8007

The closing date for submissions is 05 October 2022.

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Next steps

ESV will review all submissions received, update the report as deemed appropriate and publish a final report.

All submissions and comments received by ESV in relation to this consultation are considered public documents and will be published on ESV’s website. Any personal information contained in the submissions will be redacted to protect the privacy of individuals.


Date Activity
07 Sep 2022 Public consultation period opens
05 Oct 2021 Public consultation period closes
29 Oct 2022 ESV publishes submissions and its response to submissions on the ESV website

ESV publishes submissions and its response to submissions on the ESV website.

ESV publishes the FINAL report into United Energy Wood Pole Management