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Electricity Commission announces power tariff increase from April 1

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

ELECTRICITY COMMISSION / KOMISONI 'UHILA
PUBLIC NOTICE / FANONGONONGO

Electricity Tariff Increase effective from 1st April 2021

Hiki 'a e Totongi 'Uhila 'o Kamata 'i he 'aho 1 'Epeleli 2021

The Competent Authority has approved an increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 31.03 seniti per litre as from January 2021 to March 2021.

As a result, this has increased in the tariff by 4.11 seniti per kWh (6%). In fact the total electricity tariff will increase from the current 68.93 seniti per kWh to 73.04 seniti per kWh.

The new starting tariff of 73.04 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 April 2021.

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

New Power Tariff proposed to be effective 1st April 2021 (without changes the NFC)

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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Hiki 'a e Totongi 'Uhila 'o Kamata 'i he 'aho 1 'Epeleli 2021

Kuo tali 'e he Pule Fe'unga ke hiki 'a e totongi 'o e Iola tisolo 'a ia ke kamata ngaue'aki 'i he 'aha 18 Ma'asi 2021. 'Oku tokoni 'eni ki hono hiki 'a e totongi Iola 'aki 'a e seniti 'e 31.03 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2021 ki Ma'asi 2021.

'I he'ene pehe, 'oku hiki leva mo e totongi 'o e 'uhila 'aki 'a e seniti 'e 4.11 ki he 'iuniti (6.0%) mei he totongi lolotonga 'a ia ko e seniti 'e 68.93 ki he 'iuniti, ki he totongi fo'ou ko e seniti 'e 73.04 ki he 'iuniti.

Ko e totongi 'uhila leva ke kamata 'aki ko e seniti 'e 73.04 ki he kilouati, pea 'e vakai'i fakakuata 'o fakatefito 'i he feliliuaki 'i he totongi 'o e Iola 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 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 ngaue'aki mei he 'aha 1 'Epeleli 2021.

Ko e totongi fo'ou 'eni kuo tali ke ngaue'aki 'e he Komisoni 'Uhila: -

Ko e Totongi 'Uhila fo'ou 'eni ke kamata ngaue'aki 'o lau mei he 'aho 1 'Epeleli 2021 ('ikai ha liliu 'i he totongi NFC)

Fakatokanga'i: Ko e Totongi 'Uhila 'oku pule'i ia 'e he Lao 'o e 'Uhila (Electricity Act) ka 'oku tokanga'i 'a e ngaue 'e he Komisoni 'Uhila. Kuo 'i ai ha Aleapau Ngaue 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 feto'aki 'a e totongi 'uhila. Ko e Pule Fe'unga ko e Potungaue ia mei he Pule'anga 'oku ne fakafuofua 'a e mahu'inga 'o e totongi tu'uta 'o e Iola tisolo 'a ia 'oku ngaue'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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