Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project

Project Summary

 Koro Islands Biofuel Mill. Credit: Sheryl Ho/UNDP

This Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project focuses on the removal of barriers (policy, regulatory, market, finance, and technical) to the wide-scale use of renewable energy resources for grid-connected power generation in Fiji. The proposed project consists of 4 main components, each addressing specific categories of barriers, and these are:

  1. Energy Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
  2. Renewable Energy Resource Assessments and Renewable Energy-based Project Assessments
  3. Renewable Energy-based Power Generation Demonstrations and, 
  4. Renewable Energy Institutional Strengthening. 

The project is expected to facilitate investments in renewable energy-based power generation in Fiji, which will not only support the socio-economic development of the country but also make use of the country’s renewable energy resources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

What we hope to accomplish

The goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Fiji’s power sector. This will be accomplished by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy resources such as biomass. The objective of the project is to remove barriers to the widespread and cost effective grid-based renewable energy supply via commercially viable renewable energy technologies. The following are the expected outcomes from the project:

  • Facilitate investments on energy projects particularly on renewable energy and biomass based power generation;
  • Technical feasibility of harnessing renewable energy resources are ascertained and made widely known;
  • Markets for specific renewable energy technologies are supported; and
  • Renewable energy developments integrated into National Energy Plan towards 100% electrification of Fiji.

Who Finances it?

Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Government of the Republic of Fiji
Total Budget: US$297,955

Project Delivery US$

2012 $23,202
2013 $9,368

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