As heard on the Presstitute Media recently on the Bushfires that have been and the bushfires to come the bogus ‘The Sky is Falling Global Warming Rubbish’ …Read between the Lies Ppl – Mick Raven
The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009 and were Australia’s all-time worst bushfire disasters.
The fires occurred during extreme bushfire-weather conditions and resulted in Australia’s highest ever loss of life from a bushfire; 173 people died and 414 were injured as a result of the fires.
Saturday, 7 February (Black Saturday)
11:50 am – Power lines fell in high winds igniting the Kilmore East fire (Kinglake/Whittlesea area). The fire was fanned by 125 km/h (78 mph) winds, entered a pine plantation, grew in intensity, and rapidly headed southeast through the Wandong area.
Kinglake area (Kilmore East fire)
Just before midday on 7 February, high winds felled a 2 km (1.2 mi) section of power lines owned by SP AusNet in Kilmore East, sparking a fire at approximately 11:47 am in open grasslands that adjoined pine plantations.
The fire was fanned by extreme northwesterly winds, and travelled 50 km (31 mi) southeast in a narrow fire front through Wandong and Clonbinane, into Kinglake National Park, and then onto the towns of Humevale, Kinglake West, Strathewen and St Andrews
Investigations began almost immediately following the fires to determine a wide variety of things including identification of victims, cause of ignition sources, and assessments of authority responses.
A Royal Commission into the Black Saturday bushfires was conducted, a process that was intended to determine the true nature of the background causes, preparation of responsible agencies, circumstances on the day, chronology, and impacts of the events in question.
A class action lawsuit was initiated in the Supreme Court of Victoria on 13 February 2009 by Slidders Lawyers against electricity distribution company SP AusNet, in relation to the Kilmore East fire that became part of the Kinglake complex, and the Beechworth fires.
A partner at the firm indicated that the claim would centre on alleged negligence by SP AusNet in its management of electricity infrastructure.
On 12 February police had taken away a section of power line as well as a power pole from near Kilmore East, part of a two-kilometre section of line that fell on the morning of 7 February and was believed to have started the fire there.
The class action was ultimately run by law firm Maurice Blackburn. The action alleged the power company failed to fit a $10 protective device on the power line, which contributed to it breaking and starting the devastating Kilmore East/Kinglake fire.
The case settled in 2014 for almost A$500m ($470m), the country’s largest class action settlement.
A separate class action claim had been expected to be commenced by Gadens Lawyers some time after 16 February, and Slater & Gordon indicated that they were awaiting the report of the Royal Commission into the bushfires, which concluded in late July 2010, before initiating any claims.
Also on 13 February, five law firms from Victoria’s Western Districts held a meeting to discuss a potential class action in relation to the Horsham fire, which was also thought to have been started by fallen power lines.
And who started the fire…we didn’t – Mick Raven
AusNet Services (previously SP AusNet)
State Grid is the state-owned electric utility monopoly of China and the largest utility company in the world.
In 2004 Singapore Power paid $US3.7 billion for TXU‘s entire Australian energy portfolio, and in 2005 resold power generation and retailing assets in the TXU portfolio to Hong Kong-based CLP Group for about $2.2 billion.
It sold 49% of the remaining assets later in 2005 for about $1 billion by publicly floating the business as SP Ausnet, while retaining a 51% stake.
In May 2013, Singapore Power sold 19.9% of its 51% stake in the company to State Grid Corporation of China for A$824 million, valuing the company at A$4.1 billion.
SP AusNet changed its name to AusNet Services in August 2014, following the end of a management services agreement between Singapore Power and SP AusNet in March.
|“||… started after the conductor between poles 38 and 39 failed and the live conductor came into contact with a cable stay supporting pole 38. This contact caused arcing that ignited vegetation near the base of pole 38.||”|
Following a class action lawsuit related to that fire, in July 2014 the company announced a A$260 millon legal settlement.
In December 2014 a $378.6 million sum was approved by the Victoria’s Supreme Court as AusNets part of a $494 million settlement of a second class action.
Utility Services Corporation Ltd will also pay $12.5 million, and the Victorian Government $103.6 million.
It has been noted as being “the biggest class action settlement in Australian legal history”
In November, the commission found that it was alleged that a witness giving evidence in regards to the inspection of power lines maintained by SP Ausnet, which was felled on 7 February by high winds, was intimidated in an effort to prevent evidence being given at the commission
That’s Who…not Climate Change Global Warming Hoax! the Blue Print of China creeps closer – Mick Raven
And now they, China and Singapore are moving into AGL Energy….and they, China tried to claim our electricity transmission network, Transgrid as well – Mick Raven
And everyone wants to give up on the ‘Internal combustion engine’ for Energy ie your smart phone, PC and other devices? Be careful Ppl, see who controls your Energy source first – Mick Raven
As at October 2017, ActewAGL is made up of two partnerships:
- ActewAGL Retail — owned equally by Icon Water and AGL Energy via subsidiary companies.
- ActewAGL Distribution — owned equally by Icon Water and Jemena Ltd via subsidiary companies. It operates an electricity distribution network and a gas distribution network in the ACT. The electricity supplies are provided by NSW Electricity Networks over transmission lines owned by TransGrid. Natural gas supplies come via the Eastern Gas Pipeline, owned by Jemena, from the Gippsland Basin, Victoria.
SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd (SGSPAA), trading as Jemena, is an Australian company that owns, manages or operates energy infrastructure assets in the eastern states of Australia including Queensland and New South Wales, and gas pipelines and gas and electricity distribution networks in Victoria.
TransGrid is the manager and operator of the high voltage electricity transmission network in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia, and is part of the National Electricity Market (NEM).
TransGrid began as the trading name of the Electricity Transmission Authority which was established on 1 February 1995 as a statutory authority under the Electricity Transmission Authority Act 1994, as part of the break-up of the Electricity Commission of New South Wales.
The Authority was corporatised in December 1998, by the Energy Services Corporations Amendment (TransGrid Corporatisation) Act 1998, and TransGrid became the actual name of the corporation.
In December 2015, a consortium called NSW Electricity Networks was the successful bidder for a 99-year lease of TransGrid’s transmission network for $10.3 billion.
The consortium consists of: two Australian entities Spark Infrastructure (15%), the Hastings-managed Utilities Trust of Australia (20%), the Canadian pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (25%), and two Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (20%) and the Kuwait Investment Authority (20%).
The State Grid Corporation of China was one of the other bidders.
The company’s bid was cleared by the Foreign Investment Review Board but was eventually unsuccessful, possibly because of its government and military connections.