Hotel sector energy efficiency in Fiji

Background

The United Nation's World Tourism Organisation has set a target of 20% energy savings and increasing the use of renewable energy by 10%.

In Fiji, where tourism is the largest industry, there is strong potential for a sectoral approach that coordinates the efforts of all major tourism stakeholders to achieve collective energy savings and to reduce costs. In addition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions with technologies consistent with current CDM methodologies can open the carbon trading markets to hotels. This sectoral approach can complement the energy efficiency legislation on domestic appliances that is expected to be introduced by the Fijian Government.

Purpose

To develop a structured marketplace for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) services and technologies tailored to Fiji's hotel and resort sector, and to provide instruction on the financing opportunities available under CDM for small-scale energy efficiency projects.

Main Activities

  • Develop a strategic plan for implement-ing a range of EE & RE solutions in the Fijian hotel & resort sector
  • Establish a local partnership in Fiji to facilitate the project and provide long-term benefits to the community
  • Identify key stakeholders and create a sector-wide RE/EE alliance to include among others the Fijian Island Hotel and Tourism Association, hotel & resort operators, Fiji Electricity Authority, Department of Energy, Fijian Australian Business Council, ANZ & Fiji Times
  • Develop and launch an online marketplace for the EE & RE technology and service providers to hotels 
  • Develop an advisory paper on the application of smale-scale CDM to Fijian hotel/resort industry
  • Launch project at Fijian Australian Business Council (FABC) Forum in November 2009

Expected Impact

  • Improved awareness of RE/EE solutions within the hotel/resort sector
  • Functioning online marketplace for RE and EE solutions, ongoing relationships between service providers and hotels
  • Formation of strategic alliance of key tourism stakeholders for EE/RE
  • Estimated annual GHG reduction of 1,000 to 2,000 tCO2e per hotel
  • CDM used as funding vehicle to subsidise small scale EE/RE projects
  • Longer-term export of sectoral approach to other neighbouring Pacific Island countries
     

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Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Business&Finance)

Stage of project: 

Completed

Location: 

(Scale up to Small Island Developing States)

Duration: 

2009 - 2010

Budget: 

€ 177,200 including co-funding from Greenlight Technology Group PTY LTD (GLTG)

Implementing agency: 

Greenlight Technology Group

REEEP grant funded by:

Australia