The Electricity Commission has approved the new electricity tariff for the power consumption and with Government “Lifeline Contribution to Tariff” at TPL effective on 1st October 2021.
The ADO price of diesel for power generation has kept its price increases since the month of June as approved by Competent Authority. It increased by 5.53 seniti per litre in July, increased again by 2.30 seniti per litre in August and decrease by 1.56 seniti per litre for September 2021. The new ADO price for September was effective on 20th September 2021.
As a result, this has increased the cost of fuel required for power generation by 3.41 seniti per kWh (4.2%). In fact the total electricity tariff will increase from the current 80.71 seniti per kWh to 84.12 seniti per kWh.
The new starting tariff of 84.12 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
However, the Government continued to subsidize the ‘Lifeline Tariff Discount Scheme’ to maintain the 73.04 seniti per kWh by deducted discount of 11.08 seniti kWh. The discount only applies to those that using the electricity less than 100 kWh.
The revised tariff rates approved by the Electricity Commission are as follows:
Fuel & Renewable Cost Adjustments Mechanism for the Electricity Tariff
New Power Tariff Effective 1 October 2021 to $0.8412 per kWh increase from $0.8071 or 4.2% (without changes the NFC)
Revised Tariff approved to use by Customers not to exceed 100 kWh
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 (ADO) which Tonga Power Limited uses for their power generation.
Thank you, Electricity Commission
KOMISONI ‘UHILA FANONGONONGO
HIKI ‘A E TOTONGI ‘UHILA MO E
PĀ’ANGA TOKONI ‘A E PULE’ANGA KI HE TOTONGI ‘UHILA ‘I HE TPL
KE KAMATA NGĀUE’AKI ‘I ‘OKATOPA ‘AHO 1, 2021
Kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘uhila ‘i hono fo’u ke ngāue’aki ‘o kamata lau mei he ‘aho 1 ‘Okatopa 2021.
Ko e ngaahi totongi lolo tisolo ke ngāue’aki ki hono fo’u ‘o e ‘uhila na’e hikihiki ‘a hono totongi talu mei he mahina ko Siulai hili hono fakapaasi mei he Pule Fē’unga. Ne hiki ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 5.53 ki he lita ‘i Siulai, to e hiki e totongi lolo ‘aki e seniti ‘e 2.30 ki he lita ‘i ‘Aokosi pea toki holo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 1.56 ki he lita ‘i he mahina ni, Sepitema 2021. Ko e totongi lolo tisolo ki he mahina ni na’e kamata ngāue’aki ia ‘i he ‘aho 20 Sepitema 2021.
‘I he’ene pehē, ‘oku hiki leva mo e totongi ki he lolo ‘a ia ‘oku ngāue’aki ki hono fo’u ‘o e ‘uhila ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 3.41 ki he ‘iuniti (4.2%) mei he totongi lolotonga ‘a ia ko e seniti ‘e 80.71 ki he ‘iuniti, ki he totongi fo’ou ko e seniti ‘e 84.12 ki he ‘iuniti.
Ko e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou leva ke kamata ngāue‘aki ko e seniti ‘e 84.12 ki he ‘iuniti, pea ‘e vakai’i fakakuata ia ‘o fakatefito ‘i he fēliliu’aki ‘o e totongi lolo pea mo vakai’i fakata’u ‘o fakatatau ki he fēliliu’aki ‘i he totongi koloa.
Ko e fakakātoa ‘o e ma’u’anga ivi mei he ivi fakaenatula (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.
Kae kehe, ‘oku hokohoko atu ai pe ‘a hono tokoni’i ‘e he ‘Pule’anga ke Holo ‘a e ‘Uhila’ ‘o kinautolu ‘oku nau faka’aonga’i ‘a e ‘uhila si’isi’i hifo ‘i he ‘iuniti ‘e 100 (kWh).
Ko e totongi fo’ou ‘eni kuo tali ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ke ngāue’aki ‘e he kakai ‘o e fonua:
Ngaahi liliu ‘i he Totongi Lolo & Totongi Ma'u'anga Ivi Fakaenatula ki he Totongi 'Uhila
Totongi 'Uhila fo'ou ke ngāue'aki 'o kamata lau mei he 'aho 1 'Okatopa 2021 ko e $0.8412 ki he kWh hiki mei he $0.8071 pe 4.2% ('ikai ha liliu 'i he totongi pisinisi 'a e kautaha)
Totongi 'Uhila ke Ngaue'aki 'e kinautolu 'oku si'isi'i hifo he 'Iuniti 'e 100 (kWh)
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 (ado) ‘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.