Hydro power down to 30%
September 27, 2015 7:37 pm
The Fiji Electricity Authority is using only about thirty percent renewable energy to supply its customers.
Chief Executive, Hasmukh Patel confirms they’re more reliant on diesel generators because of the dry spell.
“The idea is to conserve water. Whatever we have at Monosavu we want to make sure that it lasts us for the next 3 to 4 months. We have been told that this El Nino impact is likely to continue until then.”
Monosavu and Nadarivatu supply as much as sixty percent of Viti Levu’s energy needs, but since the dry spell, FEA has been using millions of litres of diesel.
It fuel bill in 2015 was $180 million – the the highest in the history of company.
Patel says it’s crucial for consumers to be responsible and turn off electrical items when not in use.