The production of electricity on the island of Tahiti is a rapidly changing sector. In 2019, the production was derived for the most part from hydrocarbons (66%), the rest of the mix coming from hydro power (31%) and also from photovoltaic systems on roofs (2%).
As power generation is not a public service, the Country has organized competitive bidding with local producers to first increase the share of renewable energies and next contain the final impact on end users. In this respect, various provisions, amongst which the adoption of an energy code, are being laid down.
French Polynesia has set the goal to reach 75% power of sustainable origin as early as 2030. This development will take place through control of the demand for electricity and use of different renewable energy technologies: thermal solar, photovoltaic solar, SWAC, hydropower or any other technology not very widespread for now in the territory or at the R&D stage (water power, wind power, ETM, biomass).