Australian energy networks aid faster, safer Fiji power restoration

Australian energy networks will today send a fleet of donated heavy machinery and vehicles to help accelerate the safe restoration of Fiji’s electricity network devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston in February.

Energy Networks Association CEO, John Bradley, said a team of Australian energy networks had partnered with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to assess damage and identify much needed resources.

“Cyclone Winston knocked down or damaged over 4,500 power poles with impacts on up to 90% of the Fijian electricity network,” Mr Bradley said.

“The donations by 10 Australian energy companies will speed up reconstruction of the electricity network in Fiji by an estimated 25%, completing works months earlier.”