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Low carbon alternatives and their implications for Fiji's electricity sector

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  • Prasad, Ravita D.
  • Raturi, Atul

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Fiji produces about 40–70% of its grid electricity from renewable resources. In 2015, 934 GWh of electricity was generated with an associated GHG emission of 397 Gg CO2-e. Fiji is committed to reducing its GHG emissions and increasing renewable energy (RE) share in electricity generation. In this work, various scenarios are developed using Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) tool with the aim of reducing emissions and increasing RE share in electricity production for the period 2015–2040. The analysis reveals 100% RE share in generation is possible at investment costs ranging from USD1.6–3.2 billion.

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  • Prasad, Ravita D. & Raturi, Atul, 2019. "Low carbon alternatives and their implications for Fiji's electricity sector," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 1-19.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:juipol:v:56:y:2019:i:c:p:1-19
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2018.10.007
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