Amanda’s story

The team at Micro Energy Systems has been working to help with emergency relief and rebuilding efforts for many Eurobodalla residents severely impacted by the bushfires since the beginning of 2020.

In late February, a partnership between MESA & SHASA donated the cost of materials and labour to reconnect power to two households affected by the bushfires in the Eurobodalla.

Amanda has kindly agreed to share her story.

Local resident Amanda, her son Brent and extended family live along Cheese Factory Road, about 20km South West of Bodalla. This area, Waincourt, Reedy Creek, Cadgee and Nerrigundah were all heavily impacted by fires that swept along the river corridors and hills behind Bodalla.

Like many in the region, Amanda and her family lost everything and are having to rebuild with minimal income and no insurance.  The families were offered an off grid portable system from the Network on loan until mains can be restored, however to enable the system to operate, trenching, a new consumer main, meter board and earthing was required.

Amanda and family now have power from Solar and a generator connected and reticulated underground to where it’s needed, with scope for expansion as required.

Thanks to the volunteers and all involved who assisted with the project.

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