This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 8/5/2019

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Overview

The country’s energy needs are met from a variety of sources, including hydro and diesel generation, wood, coal, and petroleum products.  Fiji’s 20-year National Development plan calls for all Fijians to have access to electricity by 2021, and by 2036 for Fiji to be 100 percent powered by renewable sources.   The reorganized state-owned Energy Fiji Limited (EFL), is the main generator and distributor of grid-based power to an estimated ninety percent of the population on the main islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, and Ovalau.  EFL aims to be 90 percent renewable powered by 2025 and 99 percent by 2030.  Currently, about 50 percent of power is generated from diesel, which is purchased from local companies via Singapore-based suppliers. 

Fiji’s electricity demand has increased by 18 percent in the last four years.  Energy generated from renewable sources is primarily hydro.  Currently in progress are proposals for 20mw of solar and 100mw of hydro worth USD 240 million.  It also has an ongoing USD $5 million project to bring solar home systems to 2,500 households by the end of 2019.  These projects  have opportunities for U.S. engagement. 


EFL has an ongoing US $1.2 billion 10-year Power Development Plan (PDP) to invest in new generation transmission and distribution.  Approximately USD $800 million will be new generation – including investment from new independent power producers (IPPs) with long-term purchase power agreements – and USD $400 million for transmission gear and systems. 
Table 1: Fiji Mineral Fuel Imports

Year

2016 (revised)

2017 (provisional)

2018 (forecast)

2019 (forecast)

Imports of Mineral Fuels ($Millions)

FJD $726.7 (USD $335.48)

FJD $931.2 (USD $429.89)

FJD $1,204.1 (USD $555.87)

FJD $1,167.2 (USD $538.84)

Exchange Rates

1 USD = 2.16615 FJD


Web Resources

Fiji Department of Energy
Energy Fiji
Pacific Power Association               
Secretariat of the Pacific Community

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