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Electricity tariff decrease from July 1

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
1. Since the last Electricity Tariff adjustment came into effect on the 1st April 2017, the landed cost of diesel used by Tonga Power Ltd to generate electricity has decreased by 5.57 seniti (4.08%) per litre. This has resulted in a reduction of diesel prices, as approved by the Competent Authority, from 136.68 seniti per litre to 131.11 seniti per litre as at end of June 2017. This in turn led to a decrease in the “Fuel Component” (41.51 seniti/kWh) by 7.31 seniti per kWh. However, the annual inflation increased by 6.2% resulting in a much less increase of 2.65 seniti/kWh to the “Non-Fuel Component” (44.35 seniti/kWh).
 
2. The net movement in the power tariff has therefore decreased by 4.66 seniti (7.31 seniti – 2.65 seniti) per kWh from 85.86 seniti per kWh to 81.20 seniti per kWh, a 5.4% reduction in tariff from last quarter.
 
3. The Government of Tonga (Shareholder) in response to the high cost of imported diesel continues with the implementation of the “Life Line Tariff” subsidy offered in April 2017. The Government’s lifeline allows all residential consumers who use less than 100 units of electricity each month to maintain an Electricity Tariff of 70 seniti per kWh or 11.20 seniti tariff reduction for the first 100 units (kWh) consumed each month effective from 1st July 2017. All other residential customers using more than 100 units (kWh) of electricity and non-residential customers will pay the new electricity tariff of 81.20 seniti per unit (kWh).
 
4. The revised Electricity Tariff rates approved by the Electricity Commission (Regulator) will be effective in respect of all electricity supplied by Tonga Power to electricity consumers on or after 1st July 2017 are as follows:
 

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSFIRST 100 KWH

Per KWH

Current

Tariff

Adjustment

Lifeline Discount

New Tariff 

Non Fuel Component

Fuel Component

44.35

41.51

+2.65

-7.31

0

-11.20

47.00

23.00

TOTAL

85.86

-4.66

-11.20

70.00

0%

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSIN EXCESS OF 100 KWH 

NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSALL KWH

Per KWH

Current 

Tariff

Adjustment

Lifeline Discount

New Tariff

Non Fuel Component

Fuel Component

44.35

41.51

+2.65

-7.31

0

0

47.00

34.20

TOTAL

85.86

-4.66

0

81.20

-5.4 %

From: Tonga Power Ltd, 28th June 2017. 
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Holo e totongi ‘uhila kamata me he 'aho 1 Siulai 2017 

 
1. Talu mei he liliu fakamuimui ki he totongi ‘o e ‘uhila ‘a ia na’e fakahoko ‘i he ‘aho 1 ‘Epeleli 2017, na’e holo ai ‘a e totongi ‘o e lolo hu mai ‘a ia ‘oku ngaue’aki ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ki hono ngaohi ‘o e ‘uhila ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 5.57 (4.08%) ki he lita mei he seniti ‘e 136.68 ki he lita ki he seniti ‘e 131.11 ‘i he he’ene a’u mai ki he faka’osinga ‘o Sune 2017, ‘a ia kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fe’unga. Na’e makatu’unga heni ‘a e holo ‘a e konga ‘o e totongi ‘uhila ‘oku felave’i moe lolo (fuel component) ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 7.31 ki he ‘iuniti mei he seniti ‘e 41.51 ki he ‘iuniti. ‘I he taimi tatau na’e hiki foki moe totongi fakata’u ‘o e koloa ‘aki ‘a e peseti ‘e 6.2 ‘o makatu’unga heni ‘a e hiki seniti ‘e 2.65 ‘a e konga ‘o e totongi ‘uhila ‘oku ‘ikai felava’i moe lolo (non-fuel component) mei he seniti ‘e 44.35 ki he ‘iuniti. 
 
2. Ko hono fakakatoa, ‘oku holo ‘aki ‘a e totongi ‘uhila fakalukufua ‘a e seniti ‘e 4.66 (7.31 seniti – 2.65 seniti) ki he ‘iuniti mei he seniti ‘e 85.86 ki he ‘iuniti (kWh) ki he seniti ‘e 81.20 ki he ‘iuniti (kWh), pe koe holo ‘aki ‘a e peseti ‘e 5.4 ‘a e totongi ‘o e ‘uhila mei he Kuata Ma’asi. 
 
3. ‘Oku kei hokohoko atu ai pe foki ‘a e tokoni ‘a e Pule’anga ki hono holoki ‘o e totongi ‘uhila a ia na’e kamata ‘i ‘Epeleli ‘o e ta’u ni. Ko e tokoni foki ko eni ko hono pukepuke ‘a e totongi ‘uhila ‘i he seniti ‘e 70 ki he ‘iuniti ki he kau ma’u ‘uhila kotoa ‘i Tonga ni ‘oku si’isi’i e ‘uhila ‘oku nau ngaue’aki ‘i he ‘iuniti ‘e 100 (kWh) he mahina pe koe holo (tisikauni) ‘aki ‘eni ‘a e seniti ‘e 11.20 ‘enau totongi ‘uhila he mahina, ‘o kamata mei he ‘aho 1 Siulai 2017. Koe toenga leva ‘o e kau ma’u ‘uhila ‘oku nau ngaue’aki ‘a e ‘uhila ‘o lahi hake he ‘iuniti ‘e 100 he mahina tenau totongi ‘a e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ‘a ia ko e seniti ‘e 81.20 ki he ‘iuniti ‘o kamata mei he ‘aho 1 ‘o Siulai 2017. 
 
4. Ko e ngaahi totongi fo’ou ko‘eni ki he ‘uhila ‘a ia kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila (Ma’u Mafai), ‘e kamata ngaue’aki ki he ‘uhila kotoa pe ‘oku tufaki atu mei he Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ki he kau ma’u ‘uhila ‘o kamata mei he ‘aho 1 ‘o Siulai 2017 ‘o hange koia ‘oku ha atu ‘i lalo: 
 
 

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSFIRST 100 KWH

Per KWH

Current

Tariff

Adjustment

Lifeline Discount

New Tariff 

Non Fuel Component

Fuel Component

44.35

41.51

+2.65

-7.31

0

-11.20

47.00

23.00

TOTAL

85.86

-4.66

-11.20

70.00

0%

RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSIN EXCESS OF 100 KWH 

NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSALL KWH

Per KWH

Current 

Tariff

Adjustment

Lifeline Discount

New Tariff

Non Fuel Component

Fuel Component

44.35

41.51

+2.65

-7.31

0

0

47.00

34.20

TOTAL

85.86

-4.66

0

81.20

-5.4 %


Mei he: Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga, 28 Sune 2017.

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