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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The power distribution network of villages in Tongatapu will be upgraded in the continuation of a Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project funded by New Zealand with $32 million pa’anga, its single biggest energy commitment in the Pacific to date.
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Monday 23 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten line staff from the Tonga Power Ltd have won employment contracts with New Zealand’s Northpower Ltd. after completing a two-weeks recruitment boot camp. The group, including one woman, who are expected to migrate with their families in November this year have been called “professionals” and “great ambassadors for Tonga”.
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Thursday 12 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five energy efficiency projects expected to be implemented in Tonga next year will include the installations of energy efficient lamps in government buildings, homes and replacing existing inefficient street lights.
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Friday 30 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten Tonga Power Ltd. lines staff left for New Zealand today to undergo a two-weeks evaluation boot camp in East Tamaki with a view to winning employment contracts with Northpower Ltd.
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Saturday 24 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM), an agency that was established by the Tongan Cabinet in 2011 to implement Tonga's ten-year multi-million renewable energy planning, has not come under the government's budget for 2013-14.
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Friday 16 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour has approved new petroleum prices for the next month from mid-August to mid-September. Retail prices for petroleum were significantly higher when compared to petroleum prices approved for mid-July to mid-August.
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Thursday 18 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solar power systems for nine outer islands In Tonga will be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australia under a six-years Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project, costing $6.8million.
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's petroleum prices for mid-July to mid-August will increase significantly compared to June, continuing a trend of rising petroleum prices since April.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices in Tonga increased slightly on Monday 17 June.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Nakolo, Tonga
Tonga's first 11kW wind turbine was switched on by the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, on June 14 at Nakolo in Tongatapu. The Tonga Power Ltd. project aims to prove the viability of wind generation in order to make a larger wind farm in the future.
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten linesmen will leave Tonga at the end of this month after securing jobs with Northpower, a New Zealand based electricity distribution contracting company. The Tonga Power Ltd. workers, including one woman, have been trained to New Zealand qualifications and will fill skills shortages.
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Monday 3 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano attended the inaugural Asia Pacific Energy Forum (APEF) 2013, held in Vladivostok, Russian Federation, from May 27-30, where Asian and Pacific energy representatives talked about energy security and its sustainable use in the region.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd has announced that it has lowered the price of electricity for May consumption, following approval by the Electricity Commission because of this month’s drop in the price of oil.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a falling palm frond caused a power outage on high voltage lines in Tongatapu this week, Tonga Power Ltd. is again urging the public to ensure that trees on their properties are “trimmed to keep power lines clear at all times”.
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Monday 20 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga first 11kW wind turbine is ready to be commissioned for operation in June after its construction was completed on 16 May 2013 at Nakolo in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's prices of Petrol, Kerosene and Diesel will drop from May 16 in after the government approved lower prices from mid-May to mid-June.
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Thursday 9 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The work to erect Tonga's first small wind turbine project on Tongatapu began with a dedication ceremony at Nakolo village on Thursday, May 9. The Tonga Power Ltd. project is expected to start operation in June.
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Monday 29 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first small wind turbine project is expected to start operation in mid-May at Nakolo village, in a Tonga Power Ltd project that aims to collect data and prove experience in wind generation.
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Monday 15 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's electricity price will increase by 8.78 seniti tomorrow, April 16, John van Brink, the CEO for Tonga Power Ltd announced today.
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Energy Road Map will get a $6.5 Million boost from the European Union over the next three months after a deal was signed between the European Union and the Tongan Government at Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland on Monday March 25.
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