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Electricity Tariff increase effective 1 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

ELECTRICITY TARIFF INCREASE EFFECTIVE FROM 1STJANUARY 2022

The Competent Authority has approved the regulated price of diesel effective 20 December 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 26.79 seniti per litre as from September 2021 to November 2021 and then a decrease in December 2021 by 5.67 seniti per litre.

As a result, this has remained increased in the tariff by 6.90 seniti per kWh (8.2%). In fact the total electricity tariff will increase from the current 84.12 seniti per kWh to 91.01 seniti per kWh.

The new starting tariff of 91.01 seniti/kWh is the new electricity tariff to adopt by Tonga Power Limited and will be review 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 average from 14-16% of TPL total monthly power generation to which its impact on their prices is included on this tariff calculation

The Electricity Commission has APPROVED the new electricity tariff effective for the Electricity consumption from 1st January 2022.

The revised tariff rates approved by the Electricity Commission are as follows:

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NOTE: The Electricity Tariff is regulated by the Electricity Act and administered by the Electricity Commission.  A process set down in the Concession Agreement between Tonga Power Limited and the Electricity Commission determines the tariff adjustment. The Competent Authority is the Tongan Government Agency whom sets the landed price of diesel which Tonga Power Limited uses for their power generation.

Thank you,

Electricity Commission

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KOMISONIUHILA FANONGONONGO

HIKI ‘A E TOTONGIUHILA ‘O KAMATA ‘I HEAHO 1 SANUALI 2022

Kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fē’unga ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ke kamata ngāue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 20 Tisema 2021. ‘Oku tokoni ‘eni ki hono hiki ‘a e totongi lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 26.79 ki he lita mei Sepitema 2021 ki Novema 2021 pea holo ‘i Tisema 2021 ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 5.67 ki he ‘iuniti.

‘I he’ene pehē, ‘oku kei hiki pē ‘a e totongi  ‘uhila ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 6.90 ki he ‘iuniti (8.2%) mei he totongi lolotonga ‘a ia ko e seniti ‘e 84.12 ki he ‘iuniti  ki he totongi fo’ou ko e seniti ‘e 91.01 ki he ‘iuniti. 

Ko e totongi ‘uhila leva ke kamata ‘aki ko e seniti ‘e 91.01 ki he kilouati, pea ‘e vakai’i fakakuata ‘o fakatefito ‘i he fēliliuaki ‘i he totongi ‘o e lolo pea mo vakai’i fakata’u ‘o fakatatau ki he feliliuaki ‘i he totongi koloa.

Ko e fakakātoa ‘o e ma’u’anga ivi mei he ivi fakanatula (faama solaa moe faama havili) ‘oku fē’unga faka’avalisi ki he peseti ‘e 14-16% ‘o e ivi kotoa ‘oku tufaki ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ki he fiema’u ‘uhila fakalukufua.  Kuo ‘osi fakakau ‘eni ki hono fika’i ‘o e totongi ‘uhila oku tuku atu.

Kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘o e ‘uhila ‘o kamata ngāue’aki mei he ‘aho 1 Sanuali 2022.

Ko e totongi  fo’ou ‘eni kuo tali ke ngāue’aki ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila : -

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FAKATOKANGA’I: Ko e Totongi ‘Uhila ‘oku pule’i ia ‘e he Lao ‘o e ‘Uhila (Electricity Act) ka ‘oku tokanga’i ‘a e ngāue ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila.  Kuo ‘i ai ha Aleapau Ngāue kuo fokotu’u ke muimui pau ki ai ‘a e Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga mo e Komisoni ‘Uhila ki hono fakapapau’i ‘a e totonu ‘o e fētō’aki ‘a e totongi ‘uhila.  Ko e Pule Fē’unga ko e Potungāue ia mei he Pule’anga ‘oku ne fakafuofua ‘a e mahu’inga ‘o e totongi tu’uta ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ‘oku ngāue’aki ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ki hono fakalele hono tufaki ‘o e ‘uhila.

Faka’apa’apa atu,

Komisoni ‘Uhila

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