Fiji to host first ever national investors forum on renewable energy

Over 70 stakeholders, from project developers to state-owned enterprises will meet in Suva for a one-day forum to discuss options for investing in renewable energy based power generation in Fiji and engage with existing and potential independent power producers. Fiji’s electricity system needs significant investment over the next decade, which cannot be financed by the public sector alone. Therefore, Fiji needs to attract private investment in generation capacity.

The Forum is organized by the Department of Energy with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded, Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project (FREPP). Among others, the Forum will also showcase some promising renewable energy power sector investment opportunities and supporting national frameworks.

What:                   Renewable Energy Investment Forum for Fiji

When:                  Thursday 9 April at 8:30am

Where:                Lali Room, Holiday Inn, Suva

Who:                     Honorable Minister Mr Pio Tikoduadua, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project is implemented by Fiji’s Department of Energy in partnership with UNDP and funded by GEF. The goal of FREPP is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Fiji’s power sector by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy resources such as biomass. The objective of the project is the removal of barriers to the widespread and cost effective of grid-based renewable energy supply via commercially viable renewable energy technologies.

To register please go online: https://fijienergyforum.wufoo.com/forms/fiji-clean-energy-investors-forum-9-april-2015/