Remote Essential Services Operators
Essential Services Operators (ESOs) play a key role in keeping electricity, water and sewerage services working in some of the Territory's most remote areas, often in harsh and difficult conditions.
Across the Territory there are 188 ESOs who operate and maintain the supply systems through contracts with shires, councils, private contractors, pastoral companies, indigenous incorporated bodies and community government councils.
They conduct daily, weekly and monthly tasks including water quality testing, diesel generator servicing and meter reading for retail services.
This requires a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience in power, water and sewerage infrastructure, its operation and customer services.