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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Learning from the Saddle Hill Fire

  • 2021-08-24
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Online Webinar Only
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Fire has become one of the biggest public safety risks facing electricity distribution networks.

In New Zealand very high and extreme fire danger is expected to increase by 70% in the next twenty years. Higher temperatures, stronger winds and lower rainfall are all associated with climate change. Add people, vegetation and electricity into the mix and the risk of wildfires increases.

In this webinar, Rob Douglas from Energyedge looks at the precursors to the Saddle Hill Fire on the 7th October 2015. It uses information from the public domain and from an external investigation. It asks why did the fire occur and how could such an event be prevented in the future.

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