New player joins the renewable energy sector

Dawn Renewable Energy Ltd Company Center was opened by president Ratu Wiliame Katonivere. Picture: SUPPLIED

A new renewable energy company was recently opened in Nadi joining a group of private companies to contribute electricity to the Energy Fiji Ltd grid.

Dawn Renewable Energy Ltd Company Center was opened by president Ratu Wiliame Katonivere who praised the company’s efforts to identify investment gaps in the renewable energy sector.

“The opening of this centre is greatly significant on a personal level for me as it is closely linked to my personal interests in the field of Climate Change and the Protection of our Environment,” he said.

“My passion to work in these spaces are not only centred around my traditional obligations in protecting the environment, conservation efforts and the protection of the oceans but stems from Fiji’s Five Year and 20 Year National Development Plan which sets goals for a resource-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy sector.

“The NDP further delves into improving the effectiveness and sustainability of existing management models for off grid rural electrification, including renewable energy service companies and community cooperatives to provide electricity to isolated communities, remote islands and areas not served by the EFL grid.

“Like most small island developing states, there is an investment gap in the renewable energy sector, however here in Fiji, we are fortunate that organisations much like Dawn Renewable Energy (Fiji) Ltd have identified this gap and have made the bold move to invest in Fiji, regardless of the COVID 19 pandemic.”

He added that he was looking forward to what the future held for the opportunities within the renewable energy sector in Fiji.

“I am equally excited at the opportunities to use renewable energy that is now at our doorstep with initiatives like Dawn Renewable Energy expanding its operations not only here in Nadi but in Vanua Levu, Labasa and Kadavu.”

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