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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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Friday 22 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed $2.95 million pa'anga for the installation of a micro-grid control system at the Maamai Mai Solar Farm and a 1 mega-watt photovoltaic generator at Vaini to help Tonga's Energy Road Map move forward.
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Thursday 21 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Pacific Leaders Energy Summit started in Nuku'alofa today, with eight leaders sharing experiences, while coming up with models to develop the usage of renewable energy in the Pacific.
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Monday 18 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of motor fuel in Tonga went up sharply today, when the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour approved an increase in the price of fuel for March-April, increasing prices for a second month in a row.
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Monday 18 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's prices for Diesel, Kerosene and Petrol for February-March 2013, effective today 18 February, have increased compared to the prices approved by the Competent Authority for the previous month.
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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 5 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first small wind turbine project is expected to be commissioned by Tonga Power Ltd. at Lavengatonga on eastern Tongatapu in April, in a project that aims to collect data and provide experience in wind generation.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first three solar powered street lights installed on Taufa'ahau Road are on a trial for three months to see whether they can help Tonga to reduce its cost of power and amount of fossil fuel for diesel generation.
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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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