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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A big project for the installation of a Wind Power Generation System in Tongatapu to be completed by 2019 is funded under a grant aid from the Government Japan, with an estimated to $40 million pa’anga.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening of the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) office was marked in Nuku’alofa on 26 April, during an event held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, by the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only 20% of households in the Pacific Islands have access to electricity, and electricity prices in the region are among the highest in the world, the Pacific Power Association Conference in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, was reminded yesterday. Keynote speaker, Kamleshwar Khelawan pointed out that more clarity in governance areas would help to encourage private sector confidence and much needed investment partnerships in the energy sector.
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Thursday 9 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Donors have committed over NZD$1 billion for sustainable energy projects in the Pacific after a Pacific Energy Conference completed in Auckland on 7 June.
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Tuesday 23 February 2016
Ngerulmud, Palau
Palau has signed a National Energy Act into law to completely reshape its energy sector. The Act will enable an Administration to be formed to better coordinate and manage energy to meet policy goals, especially through renewable sources.
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Monday 21 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New solar powered street lights were commissioned by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on the small island of Nomuka in Ha’apai on Thursday, 17 December.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solar power is the most efficient renewable energy method in Tonga, students from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand found after investigating various renewable energy projects during a one-week trip.
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Friday 29 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Mata ‘o e La‘a Solar Facility that will provide 3% of Tongatapu's energy demand with green energy, was received for Tonga by HM King Tupou VI at Vaini in an official handover of the project this morning, 29 May.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first photovoltaic solar facility to introduce a stabilising capacitor and micro-grid control system was technically handed-over as the Nanyo Boeki Kaisha Ltd., Japanese-lead consortium of contractors and project consultants, signed an agreement with Tonga Power Ltd. to mark the completion of the project.
Monday 12 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A model renewable power system for Ha’apai is being developed by a post-graduate student at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 4 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. will drop its electricity price by more than one seniti per unit from 1 December, John van Brink the CEO, announced today at the Popua Power Station, Manumataongo Bay, Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 15 March 2014
Nadi, Fiji
A Pacific Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is expected to start its operations later this year.
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power has announced a reduction in the price of electricity.
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s third solar farm is being constructed at Vaini on Tongatapu, at a cost of $14 million (USD) under Japanese aid funding. The project will introduce a special micro-grid system to coordinate electricity generated from a variety of renewable sources in the future.
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The power distribution network of 33 rural villages in Tongatapu will be upgraded over the next five-years with over $38 million pa'anga, in the continuation of a Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Island Forum Leaders made a commitment to be Climate Leaders when they adopted the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership in Majuro, Marshall Islands early this month, 5 September. The Declaration will be presented by the Chair of the Pacific Forum to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
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Tuesday 5 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA launched the world's first Global Renewable Energy Atlas on 13 January at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate UAE, to coincide with the opening of IRENA's two-days Third Assembly 13-14 January. Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano led a 9-members Tongan delegation.
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Tuesday 20 April 2010
Switzerland
Eighteen months ago I provided our Government a sound technical proposal for the production of cheap electricity using Saafa grass along lines already used in Denmark for 20 years. A year and a half has passed, and our Government still insists on pursuing pie in the sky renewable energy projects while totally ignoring the only feasible option available. - Peter Goldstern.
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Tuesday 24 November 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii
Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Honorable 'Akau'ola and the office of the Honorable Prime Minister Sevele for organising the "Tonga Renewable Energy Road Map" that were held in Vava'u this past week. It is satisfying for this one Humble Tongan to see this kind of gathering and especially the discussions of "Renewable Energy Planning" and all the Renewable Energy Innovation that was discussed at the TERM. -MTTuaileva
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Sunday 26 July 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Many thanks to Mr. Peter Goldstern (Solar power...21 July, 2009) for his technical advice, and innovative ideas for renewable energy sources for Tonga's future. -Sione A. Mokofisi
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