Three new generators to meet electricity demand in Vunisea, Kadavu
August 9, 2019 4:01 pm
Infrastructure Minister Jone Usamate [Source: Fijian Parliament
Three new generators bought by the Infrastructure ministry has been installed in Vunisea, Kadavu to meet the growing demands of electricity in the area.
This was the response made by Infrastructure Minister Jone Usamate while answering a question posed by the Opposition on the status of the generator at Vunisea Government Station in Kadavu.
Usamate says Vunisea has a hybrid electrical system which consists of a solar plant and a generator to meet the electricity demand.
“The ministry has acquired a number of new generators for a sum of $1million. Some of these generators are now being installed in Vunisea in July this year. This is a 350KVA generator is currently operating and provides services for 18 hours per day for the consumers in Vunisea. It’s providing the services from Vunisea up to Namalata.”
Usamate says the old generator was damaged following the storm surge brought by Tropical Cyclone Keni last year.
The ministry has bought seven new generators this year with three installed in Vunisea.
They are also looking at extending its electricity network to Mokoisa, Wailevu and Tuvuki using the new 300KVA generator.