THE Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) is focusing on building more hydro electricity power stations after the successful completion of the $300 million Nadarivatu Hydro Electrical Scheme.
Board chairman Nizam-ud-Dean said plans were in the pipeline to construct another hydro dam at Navua. He said the Nadarivatu project would be the start of many other renewable energy projects to be constructed in the country.
"We are looking at the feasibility study of going to Navua because there is a lot of water in Navua to build another dam," Mr Dean said.
"We are thinking of going down the Wailoa River and putting another dam there, the same water that is coming out of Monasavu from Wailoa Power Station can be used again," he said.
"We are looking at a feasibility study of further work within the Monasavu catchment area which we have already started on. There is a small dam in Monasavu catchment which is called Wainisavulevu. That project is on the way and the Chinese people are already working on the project. We are thinking of increasing the height in order to capture more water into the Monasavu dam," he said.
Mr Dean said FEA needed the support of all stakeholders to assist in the supply of electricity and to meet the ever increasing demand.
"FEA doesn't want to do all these alone, there are other renewable energy projects that can be done by the private sector.
"Those sectors can burn waste and burn woodchips and they can build small hydros and sell electricity back to FEA to distribute. They can become independent power producers," he said.