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Humanitarian policy and partnerships

Deployable Power Restoration capability

The Australian Government’s Deployable Power Restoration capability deploys to the Pacific and works alongside local power utilities to restore power following a disaster.

Their role can include:

  • disconnecting fallen lines from poles
  • clearing debris for safe re-construction of power lines
  • re-erecting fallen poles or installing new poles
  • re-stringing power lines or stringing new power lines
  • re-installing fallen transformers or installing new ones
  • re-installing customer service lines/ installing new ones
  • installing generators.


5 men standing in front of a ship.

France, Government of Vanuatu, and Deployable Power Restoration Capability (Essential Energy) representatives post tropical cyclones Judy and Kevin in Vanuatu, 2023. Credit: DFAT

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