EVs leave Brisbane to fast-track Fiji electricity reconstruction

Emergency workers in Fiji clear debris following Tropical Cyclone Winston. Image by @VFRfiji
Emergency workers in Fiji clear debris following Tropical Cyclone Winston. Image by @VFRfiji

Australian energy networks and the Fiji High Commissioner have sent off seven heavy vehicles to repair the electricity network devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

A consortium of Australian energy networks, including Energex and Ergon Energy, have contributed crane borers and elevated work platforms. A further $270,000 in tools and equipment has also been sent.

The donation is part of a partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to accelerate the Fiji Electricity Authority’s reconstruction of its electricity network in Fiji.

It will allow works to be completed months earlier following the cyclone, in which more than 27,800 power poles were affected and up to 90 per cent of the network was damaged.