Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:Municipal, National
Date Effective:1993
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Hydropower, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Solar>Solar photovoltaic>Off-grid, Solar>Solar photovoltaic>Residential, Bioenergy>Biomass for power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Fiji Electricity Authority
Funding:equivalent to US$5Million per year
Evaluation:Plan to review the policy in 2014

The Fiji Rural Electrification Policy 1993 has been used by the Fiji Department of Energy in the implementation of rural electrification projects which includes diesel schemes for villages, micro hydro projects, house wiring, biofuel projects, solar home systems and grid extension. Villages and communities have been paying 10% of the total project costs and goverment pays 90%. In 2010, government reduced the contribution from communities to 5% and this has increased the number of applicants. The Fiji Department of Energy will be reviewing the policy in 2014.


Only amendment in 2010 when contribution from communities reduced from 10% to 5%.

Related policies:National Energy Policy 2013

Last modified: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:28:39 CET