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Energex, Ergon and Powerlink

SES powered up for Storm Season thanks to energy trio equipment boost

The generous support from Energex, Ergon and Powerlink has seen $200,000 worth of equipment delivered to frontline QLD SES volunteers over the past 12 months.

Under the Energex, Ergon and Powerlink SES Equipment Program, SES Groups in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane and around south-east Queensland have received ladders, pole saws, generators, chainsaws, stretchers, emergency lighting equipment and other tools to help them provide essential support for the community. 

Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing thanked the three energy providers for their ongoing commitment to the SES in Queensland.

“The disaster response equipment provided to SES Groups by Energex, Ergon and Powerlink this year has been a welcome addition to frontline emergency toolkits,” Mr Wassing said.

“SES volunteers are on call 24-7, ready to help their communities whenever they are needed; these ordinary people — with families, jobs and commitments like anyone else — give up their time to be there to lend a hand when people are doing it tough.

“It is great to see that the incredible contribution SES volunteers make in Queensland is recognised and valued.”

Powerlink CEO Merryn York said the program aimed to make it easier for the SES to provide essential services to communities in need.

“A well-prepared and well-equipped SES will enable the response to the types of events we have here in Queensland to occur more quickly and to be more effective,” Ms York said.

Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon) CEO David Smales said Energy Queensland was pleased to partner with Powerlink to deliver the 2016 SES Equipment Program.

“We’re very proud to be involved in this important partnership,” Mr Smales said. 

“It is a tangible way we can work together to deliver on our commitment to help keep our community safe.”

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