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     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

Ambassador Mataitoga Explores Renewable Energy in Korea

amb mataitoga power plant1amb mataitoga power plant2                                                                                                                                                       
 
21st May, 2012: On Wednesday 9 May 2012, Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan and Korea His Excellency Isikeli Mataitoga visited two power plants utilizing renewable energy and operated by Kenertec Co Ltd. The purpose of the visit was to examine the power plants the company is proposing for Fiji. Kenertec Co Ltd is seeking registration as an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Fiji.
  
Sadang Community Energy System Power Plant, Seoul
The Sadang CES power plant in Seoul uses Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and was one of the first to be licensed as an IPP in Korea. The Plant supplies 3600 homes and is fully automated. It is required to be environment friendly in its operations and treats all its byproducts, whether liquid, gaseous, or solids before release.
 
Seodaegu Energy Co Ltd
This is a biomass power plant which supply power to an industrial complex using biomass such as wood and saw dust. Like the Sadang Power Plant this company supply directly to the retail consumers under a license from government. The company is currently operating similar power plants in the Philippines and Cambodia and are negotiating with Indonesia for similar projects in their provinces. The company is also looking at Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
The Embassy is working with the Fiji Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Works, Public Utilities and Energy in an effort to create a pathway for Kenertec Co Ltd to be registered as an IPP.
 
(Photo caption 1: AMB Mataitoga with Mr Kim Jongwoo at Sadang CES Power Plant, Seoul; caption 2: Ambassador with Mr Chul Min, KIM, CEO/ Seodaegu Energy Co Ltd, Daegu, Korea)