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Tonga Electricity Tariff Subsidy effective 1 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

TPL Electricity Tariff Subsidy Effective 1 January 2021

Tonga Power Limited’s Board of Directors have approved on the 29th December 2020 a Subsidy to cover 2.47 seniti per kWhr over the next quarter for all Electricity Consumers.

As the General Public are aware that the Tonga Electricity Commission is the Independent Regulatory Authority which regulates the electricity tariff over a 5 years period Concession Contract Agreement with Tonga Power Limited.

The Tonga Electricity Commission reviews the Fuel Component of the Tariff on a permitted quarterly basis due to the fuel price movements provided by the Tonga Competent Authority, and also reviews the Non-Fuel Component on an annual basis, then approves a new regulated tariff adjustment.

On the 18th of December 2020, the Tonga Electricity Commission approved the following regulated tariff adjustment of the Electricity to be implemented by Tonga Power Limited effective from the 1st January 2021 for both the Fuel and Non-Fuel Component.

The details of the new tariff reset are as follows together with the Tonga Power Limited Board approved subsidy:

COMMERCIAL CONSUMERS AND RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSALL KWH

Per KWH

Current Tariff

Adjustment

TPL Subsidy

New Tariff

Non-Fuel Component

38.67

4.47

-2.47

40.67

Fuel Component

25.15

3.11

0.00

28.26

TOTAL

63.82

7.58

-2.47

68.93

CHANGE in TARIFF %

8%

Electricity Commission as required by the Concession Contract, approved a tariff adjustment for a 3.11 seniti increase in the Fuel Component of the tariff based on the permitted quarterly fuel review received from the Tonga Competent Authority. The adjustment is due to the steady increase in the global prices of diesel and outlook heading into 2021.

A 4.47 seniti increase in the Non-Fuel component of the tariff has also been approved as prescribed under the Concessions Contract Annual review. With the Tonga Power Limited Subsidy of 2.47 seniti a total increase of 5.11 seniti/kWh from 63.82 seniti/kWh in electricity tariff, to be effective on the 1st of January 2021, however, Meter reading shall commence on the 4th January 2021.

The new starting tariff of 68.93 seniti/kWh is the new electricity tariff to be adopted by Tonga Power Limited and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis with respect to the movement in diesel prices and also on an annual basis according to the movements in inflation.

The overall Power Generation from Renewable Energy (RE) Sources is only 14% of our total monthly power generation to which its impact on our prices is included on this tariff calculation

Sincerely,
Tonga Power Limited

29 December 2020

TALI Á E POATEOE KAUTAHA ÚHILA Á TONGA ‘A E SENITI É 2.47 KE TOKONI ÁKI E TOTONGI ÚHILA, KAMATA MEI HEAHO 1 SANUALI 2021

Hili ‘a e fakataha poate íhe áho 29 Tisema 2020 ‘a e Kuataha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ‘o fakatatau ki he Aleapau Ngaue ‘i he Vaha’a ‘a e Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga mo e Komisoni ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga (Concession Contract) ke hiki ‘a e totongi ó e úhila, kuo tali ai ‘e he poate ‘a e Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ke holoki ‘a e totongi ‘uhila, ‘a ia ko e holo áki ‘a e seniti ‘e 2.47 ki he konga ‘o e totongi ‘uhila ‘oku ‘ikai ke felave’i mo e totongi ‘o e lolo (non fuel component).

Ko e hiki fakakatoa leva ‘a e totongi ‘uhila ‘e hiki ‘aki pe ‘a e seniti ‘e 5.11 ki he kilouati, mei he totongi ‘uhila lolotonga ‘ai a ko e seniti ‘e 63.82 ki he kilouati. ‘E toki kamata ngaue’aki á e totongi úhila foóu ‘i he ‘aho 1 ‘o Sanuali 2021, ka ‘e toki kamata lau ‘a e Mita ‘uhila he ‘aho 4 ‘o Sanuali 2021.

Ko hono vakai’i ko ‘eni ‘o e totongi ‘uhila ‘e he Kautaha, ne fai ia ‘o fakatefito ‘i he feliliuaki ‘i he totongi fakamamani lahi ‘o e lolo ‘oku fou mai ‘ihe Pule Fe’unga (Tonga Competent Authority) pea mo e anga ‘ene tu’u ki he kaha’u pea pehe foki ki hono siofi ‘a e fakamole ke fakatatau ki he pa’anga humai ‘a e Kautaha. Ko e ngaahi fiema’u ia ‘oku fakaha ‘i he Aleapau Ngaue ‘a e Kautaha mo e Komisoni ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga.

Na’e sio leva ‘ae poate ‘ae Kautaha Úhila á Tonga ki ha founga é malava ai ke fua e Kautaha Úhila ‘a e seniti é 2.47 áki áe ngaue fakapotopoto pea na’e tali ia he áho 29 Tisema 2020.

Ko e totongi ‘uhila leva ke kamata áki íhe áho 1 ó Sanuali 2021 koe seniti ‘e 68.93 ki he kilouati, pea ‘e vakai’i fakakuata ‘o fakatefito ‘i he feliliuaki ‘i he totongi ‘o e lolo pea mo vakai’i fakata’u ‘o fakatatau ki he feliliuaki ‘i he totongi koloa.

Ko e fakakatoa ‘o e ma’u’anga ivi mei he ivi fakanatula (faama solaa moe faama havili) ‘oku fe’unga pe mo e peseti ‘e 14 ‘o e ivi kotoa oku tufaki ‘ehe Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ki he fiema’u ‘uhila fakalukufuaa. ‘A ia kuo ‘osi fakakau ‘a e tokoni ko ’eni 14% mei he faama solaa moe faama havilii ‘i hono fika’i ‘o e totongi ‘uhila oku tuku atu ko’eni.

‘Oku fakaha atu ‘i he tepile ‘i lalo ‘a e fakaikiiki ki he totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ko ‘eni.

Ko e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ke kamata ngaue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 1 Sanuali 2021 ‘oku anga pehe ni:

COMMERCIAL CONSUMERS AND RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERSALL KWH

Ki he Kilouati

Totongi ‘Uhila Lolotonga

Hiki ‘i he Totongi ‘Uhila

Tokoni ‘a e Kautaha ‘Uhila

Totongi ‘Uhila Fo’ou

Totongi ikai felave’i mo e Totongi Lolo (Non Fuel Component)

38.67

4.47

-2.47

40.67

Totongi felave’i mo e Totongi Lolo (Fuel Component)

25.15

3.11

0.00

28.26

TOTAL

63.82

7.58

-2.47

68.93

LILIU ‘I HE TOTONGIUHILA %

8%

Malo mo e faka’apa’apa atu,
Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga.

‘Aho 29 Tisema 2020

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