As stated by the ADB, the project will support the Government of Fiji to demonstrate a clean, sustainable, and reliable rural electrification model that can be replicated across the country, by expanding and upgrading a mini-hydropower facility and installing a solar photovoltaic (PV)-based mini-grid together with battery energy storage system (BESS) in remote locations. The project will also help create a robust operations and maintenance (O&M) system for rural electrification in Fiji, through institutional strengthening of the government and capacity development of the concerned communities. The project will directly benefit approximately 190 households (or approximately 1,070 individuals) in remote locations, by improving their access to electricity generated from renewable energy sources.
The ADB categorized the risk of the project as follows:
According to the ADB, the project will be financed by the Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific, and the Government's contribution will amount to US$ 0.40 million.
ADB Team Leaders:
Keiju Mitsuhashi - Director, Pacific and Southeast Asia Team, Energy Sector Office, Sectors Group
Phone: +63 2 8632 1175
Takeshi Shiihara - Senior Energy Specialist, Pacific and Southeast Asia Team, Energy Sector Office, Sectors Group
Phone: +63 2 8632 5087
Executing Agency - Ministry of Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics:
Mr. Shiri Gounder - Permanent Secretary
Phone: +679 3221 119
Address: Level 10, Ro Lalabalavu House, PO Box 2212 Government Buildings, Suva, Fiji
Implementing Agency - Ministry of Public Works, Meteorological Services and Transport:
Mr. Taitusi Vakadravuyaka - Permanent Secretary
Address: Ratu Mara Rd 679, Suva, Fiji
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.adb.org/forms/request-information-form
ADB has a two-stage appeals process for requesters who believe that ADB has denied their request for information in violation of its Access to Information Policy. You can learn more about filing an appeal at: https://www.adb.org/site/disclosure/appeals
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main.