Parliament: Solar powered homes to sell back to EFL

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Picture: PARLIAMENT LIVE

HOMEOWNERS with the ability to harvest solar energy on their housing structures will soon be able to sell excess power back to Energy Fiji Limited, formerly the Fiji Electricity Authority.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed this in parliament today saying there was only more work required on proper legislation and price determination for the energy development to take place.

“We are working on that. For individuals to be able to generate and sell back to the grid,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

EFL (FEA) currently generates, distributes and retails electricity to the nation, the three components of the energy network which the AG said government would like the company to hold onto.

“This does not preclude the private sector from being able to supply to the EFL grid,” the AG said.

He explained the Fiji Sugar Corporation and Tropik Wood Industries Ltd have made arrangements to supply excess power to the EFL grid.

“EFL buys the electricity in build, retails and redistributes and sells to members of the public.”

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