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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New petroleum prices that came into effect today, 16 January 2013, have slightly decreased the cost of petrol, diesel, and kerosene thoughout Tonga.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of Vava'u's first solar power plant to be built with a US$5 million grant from the Government of Abu Dhabi is on target for completion by October 2013. When the plant comes into operation it will provide 13 percent of the annual energy demands of Vava'u, while saving up to 180,000 litres of diesel fuel annually to reduce the cost of electricity.
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Tuesday 21 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first solar farm "Maama Mai" or "Let there be light" began operation on August 20, and customers should see a reduction in the price of electricity on their first power bill in September.
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Monday 30 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MV Maohi an oil tanker which transports fuel in bulk to the Pacific region from Singapore, visited Nuku'alofa for the first time, this afternoon, as part of an effort by government to help cut down the price of fuel by having it transported directly from Singapore to Tonga.
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Thursday 26 July 2012
Hunga, Tonga
The installation of new solar power systems for over 500 homes in 11 remote islands communities in Vava'u and small islands off Tongatapu, began with an official groundbreaking ceremony at Hunga Island, on July 24, at the start of an $11 million renewable energy project funded by the Government of Japan for the people of Tonga.
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Tuesday 24 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first solar farm named "Maama Mai" or "Let there be light" was opened this morning, July 24, by King Tupou VI, at the Popua Power Station and is expected to start operation in early August.
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Friday 29 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Solar Farm, built at a cost of TOP $12 million is expected to be officially opened on July 24, according to Tonga Power Ltd.
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Monday 28 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public company, the Tonga Petroleum Holding Ltd TBHL has been formed to advance the Tonga government's plan to establish a Tank Farm before the end of the year.
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Tuesday 22 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Solar Farm, built at a cost of TOP $12 million, is expected to be in full operation by August, said John van Brink, the General Manager of the Tonga Power Ltd.
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Tuesday 24 April 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 24 April 2012. Two Tongan grandmothers who attended India's Barefoot College last year, have returned home with new skills ready to start installing new solar panels to provide electricity in under-privileged homes in their swampland community of 'Isileli. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 24 April 2012.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project will not only upgrade power distribution in 17 villages throughout Tongatapu, but it is also creating jobs and industry training for 10 Tongan linesmen.
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Sunday 13 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a $12 million Solar Farm on Tongatapu, began with an official groundbreaking ceremony at the Popua Power Station on Thursday, 10 November.
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Tuesday 27 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A World Bank Energy Sector Mission Team visited Tonga on September 20-23 to discuss and advance the preparation of a proposed World Bank and Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) under the Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM).
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Thursday 7 April 2011
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tonga has been confirmed as one of the 21 Council members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at the end of its inaugural assembly at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, April 5.
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Thursday 24 June 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE
On June 24, in Abu Dhabi, IRENA and the Kingdom of Tonga will hold an official Signing Ceremony of the IRENA Abu Dhabi Declaration on the Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-20. The ceremony is an important milestone in the successful, on-going partnership between IRENA and the Pacific Kingdom. That partnership has resulted in Tonga going from being almost 100% dependent on imported diesel for electrical generation, to having one of the most ambitious energy plans in the world.
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Tuesday 10 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister will host a historical meeting with Development Partners on Tonga's Energy Roadmap in Neiafu, Vava'u on 16-17 November 2009. The aim of the meeting is to finalise and sign-off on "Tonga's Energy Roadmap 2010-2020", which will enable Tonga to reach its policy target of fifty percent of its power generation to be fuelled by renewable sources within three years.
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Friday 14 August 2009
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing assistance to the Pacific to help design and deliver renewable energy products to the region through a $3 million grant for the development of small pilot projects in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
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Thursday 26 April 2007
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
For the first time in more than a decade, energy ministers from around the Pacific, have gathered in the Cook Islands this week to discuss critical energy security challenges facing the region.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Coconut oil, which Tongans and other Pacific Islanders have used primarily for cooking and as body oil, could become a secure source of fuel to power their vehicles, according to Tonga’s Energy Officer, Tevita Tukunga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The retail price of diesel-generated electricity in Tongatapu will go up from 27 seniti to 33 seniti per unit in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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