Multi-million dollar grants for Tonga, aimed at developing clean renewable energy sources, and also to improve the delivery of social services, were signed by the ADB Director General for the Pacific, Ms Carmela Locsin and the ADB Executive Director Mr Syurkani Ishak Kasim on behalf of the Government of Tonga at the ADB’s headquarters in Manila on 16 September.
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Results for Tonga Renewable Energy Project
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Tonga’s aim to reach 50% of renewable energy by 2020 is on track said Tonga Power Ltd CEO, Seti Chen. “The goal of renewable energy is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel (diesel),” he told Matangi Tonga, while they have seen growth in demand for power increasing more than they thought it would. He said one of the biggest misconceptions is people thinking their electricity bills will be reduced by 50% once the project is completed. “It’s not 50% off the tariff that will be reduced, it’s actually 50% off the diesel that we are displacing,” said Seti. By Eleanor Gee
Thursday 1 November 2018
US$29.9 million funding for the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) was approved by the Green Climate Fund during its 21st Board Meeting in Bahrain on October 17.