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Electricity Tariff increase from 1 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Electricity Commission Notice
 

Electricity Tariff increase effective from 1 April 2022

The Competent Authority has approved an increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2022.  This has contributed to an increase of 32.3 seniti per litre as from January 2022 to March 2022.

As a result, this has increased in the tariff by 6.90 seniti per kWh (7.6%). In fact the total electricity tariff will increase from the current 91.01 seniti per kWh to 97.91 seniti per kWh.

The new starting tariff of 97.91 seniti/kWh is the new electricity tariff to adopt 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 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’.

  1. The discounted tariff of 6.90 seniti per/kWh is to apply to the regulated tariff of 91.01 seniti per/kWh, to all power customers consumed excess of 150 kwh/month including commercial businesses to residential, to maintain the approved previous electricity tariff at 91.01 seniti per/kWh.
  2. The discounted tariff of 11.00 seniti per/kWh is to apply to the regulated tariff of 91.01 seniti per/kWh, only to the power customers consumed between 0-150 kwh/month to reduce the electricity tariff. The Government increases the kilowatts hour used by consumers from 100 kWh to 150 kWh.

The Electricity Commission has APPROVED the new ‘Lifeline Tariff Discount Scheme’ and Subsidy offered by Government to all power consumers effective for the Electricity consumption from 1April 2022. The revised tariff rates approved by the Electricity Commission are as follows: -

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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Komisoni ‘Uhila Fanongonongo

Hiki 'a e totongi 'uhila 'o kamata 'i he 'aho 1 'Epeleli 2022

Kuo tali ‘e he Pule Fē’unga ke hiki ‘a e totongi ‘o e lolo tisolo ‘a ia ke kamata ngāue’aki ‘i he ‘aho 18 Ma’asi 2022.  ‘Oku tokoni ‘eni ki hono hiki ‘a e totongi lolo ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 32.3 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2022 ki Ma’asi 2022.

‘I he’ene pehē, ‘oku hiki leva mo e totongi ‘o e ‘uhila ‘aki ‘a e seniti ‘e 6.90 ki he ‘iuniti (7.6%) mei he totongi lolotonga ‘a ia ko e seniti ‘e 91.01 ki he ‘iuniti, ki he totongi fo’ou ko e seniti ‘e 97.91 ki he ‘iuniti.

Ko e totongi ‘uhila leva ke kamata ‘aki ko e seniti ‘e 97.91 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.


KAEKEHE, ‘oku hokohoko atu ‘a hono foaki ‘e he Pule’anga ha Tokoni Fakapā’anga ke Holoki ‘a e Totongi ‘Uhila.

  1. Ko e holoki ‘o e seniti ‘e 6.90 ki he kilouati ke to’o ia mei he totongi ‘uhila lolotonga ko e seniti ‘e 91.01 ki he kilouati, ki he tokotaha ma’u ‘uhila kotoa pe kau ki ai ‘a e ngaahi pisinisi fakakomesiale ki he ngaahi ‘api nofo’anga ‘oku ne faka’aonga’i e ‘uhila ‘o lahi hake ‘i he kilouati ‘e 150 ki he mahina, kene malava ‘o kei ma’u ‘a e totongi ‘uhila na’e tali ‘i he kuata kuo’osi ko e seniti ‘e 91.01 ki he kilouati.
  2. Ko e holoki ‘o e seniti ‘e 11 ki he kilouati ke to’o ia mei he totongi ‘uhila lolotonga ko e seniti ‘e 91.01 ki he kilouati, ngata pe kiate kinautolu ‘oku nau faka’aonga’i ‘enau ‘uhila mei he kilouati ‘e 0-150 he mahina ke holoki ‘a ‘e totongi ‘uhila. Kuo hiki ‘e he Pule’anga ‘a e Totongi Tokoni ko ‘eni mei he kilouati ‘e 100 ki he kilouati ‘e 150.

Kuo TALI ‘e he Komisoni ‘Uhila ‘a e totongi fo’ou ni ‘Totongi Holoki ke Fakamo’ui’ mo e Pā’anga Tokoni kuo foaki ‘e he Pule’anga ki he tokotaha kotoa pe ‘oku ne ma’u ha ‘uhila ‘o kamata ngāue’aki mei he ‘aho 1 ‘Epeleli 2022. Ko e ngaahi totongi ‘eni kuo tali ke ngāue’aki :

Tariffs 1 April 2022

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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