Australian energy networks’ donation arrives in Fiji

A fleet of heavy vehicles donated by a consortium of Australian energy networks was today handed to the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) by the Acting Australian High Commissioner, Ms Karinda D’Aloisio.

The donation is part of a partnership between Australian energy networks and the Australian Government to boost reconstruction of the Fijian electricity network following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Energy Networks Association CEO, John Bradley, said Cyclone Winston knocked down or damaged over 4,500 power poles and impacted up to 90% of the Fijian electricity network.

“The donations by 10 Australian energy companies will assist in replacing power poles and lines and speed up reconstruction of the electricity network in Fiji by an estimated 25%, completing works months earlier,” Mr Bradley said.