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Energy demands rise

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE Department of Energy has identified more suitable hydro project sites on the island of Taveuni.

Department director Peceli Nakavulevu said the demand for electricity on the island stood at 500 kilowatts.

Mr Nakavulevu said the hydro dam project in Somosomo could generate 700 kilowatts of electricity.

"The current project will cater for people living within the Wairiki-Welagi corridor," he said.

"There are already small projects on the island that are generating their electricity from the hydro concept and this includes the one at the Tutu Training Centre in Wairiki which generates 75 kilowatts of electricity.

"The whole island would need approximately 2000 kilowatts because of the high concentration of hotels on both the North and South ends of the island."

Mr Nakavulevu said the hydro project was overseen by three different companies.

"We have the Hunan Construction companies to whom the project belongs and they have contracted the Chian Xi Institute as the designers of the project," he said.

"Then we have another different company who are managing the project.

"These are all part of the Chinese Government's arrangements so that the standards of the project are safeguarded."

Mr Nakavulevu added that this would also ensure the Somosomo Hydro project was designed to the expectation of the Fijian Government.





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