Australian Press Release: Australia to support power restoration in Tonga

26 February 2018

The Australian Government has sent a team of 10 technicians to Tonga to help restore power following the extensive damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita.

Approximately 50 per cent of the electricity network on Tongatapu, Tonga’s main island and 15 per cent of the network on nearby ‘Eua Island were compromised. As a result, an estimated 80 per cent of homes in Tonga remain without power.

Australian technicians, together with a team from New Zealand, will assist Tonga Power to restore Tonga’s critical electrical infrastructure.


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