Fact sheet

Wildfires – a burning issue for utilities in times of climate change

More than AUD 500 million was the cost to utility companies to settle claims after power lines, blown over in a hot windstorm, were linked to Australia’s Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. In times of climate change, events of this kind are set to happen more often – endangering not only lives and homes but also utilities – in Australia and many other parts of the world.