Energy Queensland getting SES ready for storm season

Queensland’s three energy companies, Ergon Energy, Energex and Powerlink, have given the State Emergency Service (SES) $200,000 worth of equipment to help face the coming storm season.

Minister for Energy Mark Bailey thanked the three energy companies for their financial support of the SES.

“This new equipment comes at an important time for the SES, as the state heads into storm and cyclone season,” Minister Bailey said.

“Queensland knows first hand the damage storms and cyclones can wreak, and with predictions o fan active season this year, communities can be assured the SES is ready and resourced to help when called on.”

Energy Queensland chief executive officer David Smales said both subsidiaries have a long association with the SES.

“Our people not only work side-by-side with SES crews during natural disasters, but many of them are also SES volunteers who play a vital role during disaster response or other situations requiring SES assistance,” Mr Smales said.

Some of the equipment purchased includes polesaws, lighting systems, ladders, chainsaws, basket stretchers, and generators.

Ergon Energy released a statement urging consumers to prepare for the coming storm season.