Fiji - Energy and power

The Fiji Electricity Authority, set up in 1966, is responsible for the generation and distribution of electricity, which provides only about 10% of energy consumed. Sugar mills generate their own power, as do hotels and other establishments outside town limits. To lessen dependence on imported oil, the Monasavu hydroelectric project was completed in 1984, with a capacity of 80 MW. Total installed capacity in 2001 was 199 MW; output in 2000 was 515 million kWh, of which 81.9% came from hydroelectric power and 18.1% from fossil fuels. Consumption of electricity in 2000 was 479 million kWh. Exploration for oil and natural gas has taken place, but has been unsuccessful. In the 1990s, the government formed a state-owned petroleum company, Finapeco, to act as the exclusive petroleum importer to Fiji. Finapeco is also a supplier of petroleum to smaller countries in the region (e.g., Kiribati, Tonga, and Tuvalu).

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