Australian Utility Pole Conference

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Australian Utility Pole Conference

Join us in February to look at ways forward in addressing the key challenges that face the energy sector and in particular the utility distribution networks. We will look to international best practice and discuss potential solutions and how these may be implemented in Australia.

Tuesday 5 February 2019
Start time End time Description
8am 9am

Registration and networking (Light refreshments available)

9am 9:15am Welcome
9:15am 10am Current issues in Australian wood poles
10am 10:30am Poles - current and future resources
10:30am 11:15am Condition assessment for detecting fungal/insect attack
11:15am 12pm Arresting fungal/insect attack
12noon 12:30pm Pole restoration
12:30pm 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm 2:15pm Pole fires: Living in a burning world
2:15pm 2:45pm Pole reuse and disposal: options and opportunities
2:45pm 4pm Utility updates: 10-12 minute presentations on current issues
4pm 5pm University/Government research - What's out there now?
Wednesday 6 February 2019
Start time End time Description
8am 9am

Registration and networking (Light refreshments available) 

9am 10am Emerging products for utilities (7-10 minute talks by vendors about what new products are emerging)
10am 11:30am Utility round table (Ideas, challenges and opportunities - break into 4 groups: New Poles; Inspection; Treatment; and Fire)
11:30am 12:30pm Next steps
12:30pm 2pm Lunch and networking

Registration cost

  • Per person: A$200
  • Please contact us for group discount rates


Register online

For more information or to suggest additional topics

Contact Jeff Morrell via or Tel: +61 0423 348 160

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