A report to the Fiji Government with financial assistance from the International Development Research Centre. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of IDRC.
The project's aims were to survey current energy use and needs in selected rural areas of Fiji and to evaluate alternative sources of energy supply. In particular, an assessment was to be made of the advisability of expanding the use of biogas and the possibility of improving conditions of domestic cooking, notably through conservation.
The project used a variety of secondary sources to supplement primary data obtained in field surveys carried out from a sample of the 115 households in four representative villages and seven isolated homesteads. A brief survey of a peri urban area near Suva was also made for comparison.