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Ergon Energy's Cyclone Yasi Response
Venue: Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Contact: Anthony Bordignon, I AM EVENTS, 07 3834 3333
In the summer of 2010/2011 many devastating weather events occurred in Queensland. None so more than Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 cyclone which crossed the north Queensland coast in the early hours of February 3.
Not many of us would have had any idea of the destructive power over such a wide area of northern Queensland that this cyclone might have caused.
Ergon Energy in conjunction with numerous other authorities began the greatest electricity supply rebuild in Australian history from home reconnections to complete supply rebuilds, the response effort had a variety of logistical and personal issues.
In this presentation, we will examine the issues that were presented and how the management of the restoration was implemented. Issues of supply, personnel, communications and transport of vital supplies will be presented to illustrate the effort and required coordination to reconnect over 220,000 homes and business, a timely reminder as this summer’s storm season fast approaches.
Presenter: Rowan Kendall, Ergon Energy
A senior manager with over twenty five years’ experience within the Australian electricity and Telecommunications industry, including Operations, Contracting, Asset Management, Program Delivery and Works Management. With strong experience in the development of strategic alliances and joint ventures in both principal and contractor roles, Rowan has a proven track record in business, marketing and account management. With an electrical engineering, business, design and trade background and proven experience in delivery of $450 Million capital plan through resource and program management, Rowan was a key resource in ensuring the success of the NBN Co. development program (Townsville), and developing synergies between Ergon Energy and NBN Co. Rowan's current role with Ergon Energy manages the Works Contracts for Asset Inspection, Vegetation Management and Construction for Distribution and Substations.
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