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A-G Discusses Energy Sector Resilience Help After Winston With Indian Energy Minister

Fiji’s energy needs in the wake of TC Winston have been the subject of talks in New Delhi between the Honourable Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (A-G) and
14 Mar 2016 15:04
A-G Discusses Energy Sector Resilience Help After Winston With Indian Energy Minister
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with Indian Minister for State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goyal.

Fiji’s energy needs in the wake of TC Winston have been the subject of talks in New Delhi between the Honourable Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (A-G) and the Indian Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal.

The meeting covered the impact of the cyclone on the Fijian energy sector, in particular the interruption to the electricity supply and the need to protect the energy sector from wide-spread damage in the future.

Minister Goyal recommended a robust and holistic approach to sustainable power generation through the use of solar, wind and hydro energy to enable cost effective, 24-hour supply of electricity to all homes in Fiji.

Minister Goyal also offered to deploy a specialised Indian team to assist with the restoration of electricity and to carry out an assessment of the long-term overall energy needs of Fiji to identify a mix of cost effective renewable energy sources tailored to Fiji’s climate.

 

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