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Vehicle Rental, Taxi Companies, Freight Forwarding Agents, Handling Equipment, Power Generation and ISPs

4.8 Fiji Additional Service Provision Contact List

Vehicle Rental

Budget and Avis are the two international rental companies. Carpenters are Fijian based company who also provide a service on the main Islands.

There are at least 20 of smaller rental car companies

Taxi Companies 

There are many taxi services across the major islands Taxis are easy to find and most have meters.

Indicative Costs

 A short taxi ride across Suva, for example, will be FJD3-4. A taxi ride from Suva to Nadi will be FJD150.

Freight Forwarding Agents

There are 42 Registered Freight forwarders in Fiji

For a list of freight forwarding agents, please select the Contact List above.

Handling Equipment 

The supply of Handling equipment is limited and is handled through Australia and New Zealand suppliers. Hyster is the predominant supplier

For a list of handling equipment agents, please select the Contact List above. Also please select the following document for more detailed information on the handling equipment agents:

Fiji Islands Additional Service Providers Additional Information

Electricity and Power 

Overview

The Fiji Electricity Authority is a wholly Government of Fiji-owned statutory body that was established under the Electricity Act of 1966. FEA is responsible for the Generation, Transmission, and Retail of electricity on the larger islands, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Ovalau, which account for some 90% of the country’s population. Installed generation capacity is approximately 237MW, comprising 80MW Monasavu Hydro Scheme and 40MW Nadarivatu Hydro Scheme in Viti Levu and about 112MW of diesel capacity in 14 stations on the three main islands. Of the diesel capacity, 92MW is on Viti Levu which has been supplementing the Monasavu hydro scheme for the Viti Levu Interconnected System (VLIS) which has been reaching the maximum demand of 152MW. Transmission is provided by 145km of 132kV lines (connecting Wailoa & Nadarivatu Hydro Power Stations to the East and West coasts) and about 350km of 33kV lines. Power distribution is by means of more than 8,000km of 11kV and 415/240V lines

Fiji’s energy situation is characterized primarily by a high reliance on imported fuels.

 Fiji‟s energy demand is driven by household consumption of electricity and transport fuels and by the need of its major industries, in particular, agriculture, forestry, tourism, and mining. Demand has increased over the past decade and is likely to continue increasing, although the rate will depend significantly on the effect of future political developments on Fiji‟s economic growth. With the majority of Fiji‟s population living on the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu and Fiji being endowed with significant renewable energy resources such as hydropower, biomass, the wind, geothermal and solar (the extent of which is not fully known), grid-based power supply has arguably the most immediate potential to make Fiji’s energy sector more efficient, cost-effective, equitable, and environmentally sustainable. Over 50%3 of Fiji‟s electricity is already generated from hydropower. There is exploitable potential to raise the share of renewable electricity rapidly to over 80%, given that there are still likely a number of medium sizes undeveloped hydro sites and significant unexplored geothermal, solar, and wind resources. However, there has been limited private investment in Fiji‟s power sector to date. This will need to change to enable Fiji to meet its potential for renewable electricity generation and meet the need for capital investment for future power

Energy Regulator

FEA‟s total generation was 823 GWh in 2011, 55% of which was hydro-generated, 40% diesel, 4% co-generation (bagasse and wood chips), and 1% wind. More than 93% of energy generation is supplied on the main island of Viti Levu. The total installed capacity of FEA is 263 MW across three main systems of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, and Ovalau. Electricity demand has been largely flat over the last six years, although it is expected to increase in the future. Possible mining developments could also have a substantial impact on Fiji‟s electricity demand.

The responsibility for electricity generation, transmission and distribution, and its regulation in Fiji is vested with the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA), established under the Electricity Act 1966. The FEA also has responsibility for the development and extension of electricity nationally where financially viable. It currently operates only in those three islands with sufficient demand and population density to justify grid systems: Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, and Ovalau.

The Fiji Electricity Authority is a wholly government-owned, statuary body. The Director of the Energy Department is present in the Board of the FEA as the representative of Ministry of Works and Energy. Funding for the FEA comes from a state-allocated budget, as well as operational revenues.

Production Unit

 

Installed Capacity (MW)

Current Production (MW)

Hydro Electric

 

55 %

n/a

Diesel

 

40%

n/a

Wind

 

1 %

n/a

cogenerative

 

4%

n/a

 

 

 

823 GWh

For more information on the Governments policy on energy:

Fiji National Energy Policy

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