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Tonga Power Ltd. announces significant electricity tariff increase

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Public Notice

ELECTRICITY TARIFF INCREASE

EFFECTIVE FROM 2nd FEBRUARY 2017

A significant increase in the regulated price of diesel has been approved by the Competent Authority effective 16 January 2017.This has contributed to an increase of 15.40 seniti per litre (13.8%) from $1.1124 per litre in September 2016 to $1.2664 per litre in January 2017.

As a result, this has increased the cost of fuel required for power generation by 9.03 seniti per kWh (12.2%) from the current 73.99 seniti per kWh to 83.02 seniti per kWh. This is to recuperate the under-recovery of fuel costs of $2.5 million over the last 4 months since the last tariff review in September 2016.

The Electricity Commission has approved the new power tariff effective for the power consumption from 2nd February 2017.

The revised tariff rates approved by the Electricity Commission are as follows:

 Island

  Current Non-Fuel  Component

 Current Fuel Component

 Current Electricity Tariff

 Change in Fuel Tariff Component

 % Change

 New Fuel Tariff  Component

 Tongatapu

  44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 Vava’u

  44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 Ha’apai

  44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 ‘Eua

  44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 The Electricity tariff is regulated by the Electricity Act and administered by the Electricity Commission. The tariff adjustment is determined by a process set down in the Concession Agreement between Tonga Power Ltd and the Electricity Commission. The Competent Authority is the Tongan Government Agency which sets the landed price of diesel which Tonga Power Ltd uses for their power generation.

Thank you,
Tonga Power Limited.
2nd February 2017
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HIKI E TOTONGIUHILA ‘O KAMATA MEI HEAHO 2 FEPUELI 2017

Fanongonongo

Tonga Power Limited

Makatu’unga ‘i he lahi e hiki ‘i he totongi ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia na’e tali ‘e he Pule Fe’unga ke kamata gaue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 16 Sanuali 2017, kuo hiki ai e totongi ‘o e lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 15.40 ki he lita (13.8%) mei he $1.1124 ki he lita ‘i Sepitema 2016 ki he totongi fo’ou ko e $1.2664 ki he lita ‘i Sanuali 2017.

I he’ene pehe, ‘oku hiki leva pea moe totongi ki he lolo ‘a ia ‘oku ngaue’aki ki hono fo’u ‘o e ‘uhila ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 9.03 ki he ‘iuniti (pe peseti ‘e 12.2) mei he totongi lolotonga ‘a ia ko e seniti ‘e 73.99 ki he ‘iuniti ki he totongi fo’ou ko e seniti ‘e 83.02 ki he ‘iuniti. ‘Oku makatu’unga foki ‘eni mei he ‘ikai fe’unga ‘a e pa’anga hu mai mei he totongi ‘o e lolo ‘i he kuata kuo tau situ’a mei ai hili hono vakai’i fakamuimui ‘o e totongi ‘uhila ‘i Sepitema 2016, ‘a ia ‘oku fe’unga pea mo e $2.5 miliona.

Kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ke hiki a e totongi ‘o e ‘uhila ‘o kamata ngaue’aki mei he ‘aho 2 Fepueli 2017.

Ko e totongi fo’ou ‘eni kuo tali ke ngaue’aki ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila:

 Vahe Fonua

 Totongi ki hono fakalele ‘o e pisinisi 

 Totongi ‘o e lolo 

 Totongi ‘uhila lolotonga 

 Lahi ‘o e hiki 

 Peseti ‘o e hiki 

 Totongi ‘uhila fo’ou 

 Tongatapu

 44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 Vava’u

 44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 Ha’apai

 44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

 ‘Eua

 44.35

 29.635

 73.99

 9.03

 12.2%

 83.02

Ko e ngaahi liliu ki he totongi ‘o e ‘uhila ‘oku fakatatau ia ki he ngaahi tu’utu’uni ‘i he Aleapau Felotoi ‘a e Komisoni ‘Uhila, Tonga Power Ltd pea moe Pule’anga. Ko e Pule Fe’unga (Competent Authority) ko e sino ia ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga ‘oku ne pule’i ‘a e totongi tu’uta ‘a e lolo tisolo ‘i Tonga ni, ‘a ia ‘oku ngaue’aki ‘e he Tonga Power Ltd ki hono fika’i ‘o e totongi ‘o e lolo ‘oku ngaohi ‘aki ‘a e ‘uhila.

Malo moe faka’apa’apa atu,
Tonga Power Ltd.
2 Fepueli 2017