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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second Large scaled Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be built at Matatoa after an agreement was signed today between Tonga Power Limited and Akuo Energy SAS.
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Tuesday 5 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's electricity consumers have been spared the recent electricity price increase as the government is stepping in to cover the increased charges over the next few months. A statement today said the Prime Minister “is also the Minister of Public Enterprises, the Minister of Finance and CEO of the Ministry of Public Enterprises.” has directed an independent audit of the tariff structure.
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Friday 1 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of electricity has increased starting today, 1 November, from $0.799 to $0.8316 per kWh, approved by the Electricity Commission. With the tarriff increase, Tonga Power Ltd. expects to recover $1.6 million over 12 months, to offset losses in fuel costs.
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Thursday 18 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first large scale Battery Energy Storage System to be built at the Popua Power Station is expected to be operational in May 2020, contributing to Tonga’s 50% Renewable Energy target.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI switched on Tonga’s first wind farm, named Ii ‘o Manu Mataongo at Niutoua yesterday, 10 July. The 1.375 megawatt wind farm powered by five wind turbines, was built under a $42 million pa’anga Japanese aid project.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, kerosene, and diesel has increased for May-June starting yesterday, 16 May 2019. Wholesale petrol, kerosene and diesel increased by 11.61 seniti/litre, 5.51 seniti/litre and 4.71 seniti/litre respectively.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Energy Minister Hon. Poasi Tei in Beijing, China, recently thanked the Government of China for donating the 2.25 Megawatt wind power station in Tongatapu under the Belt and Road Initiatives. Tonga is one of the 29 global membership of BREP, and the only representative from the Pacific.
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Thursday 21 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large solar plant is to be built on Tongatapu to start operating by 2020, after a Power Purchase Agreement was signed with Sunergise New Zealand Limited on March 21, in Nuku'alofa. It is to be built over three interconnected sites at Fahefa, Fualu and Liukava.
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Monday 18 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumers will pay more for petrol, kerosene, and diesel with new prices approved by the Tonga Competent Authority, starting today, 18 March.
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Monday 18 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol, kerosene and diesel prices have increased starting today, 18 February, after consumers enjoyed lower prices over the last month. Wholesale petrol, kerosene and diesel prices went up by 6.37 seniti/litre, 2.41 seniti/litre and 4.38 seniti/litre respectively.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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
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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumers will enjoy cheaper petrol, kerosene and diesel as prices dropped today, 16 January after being approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA).
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Monday 19 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol has fallen, while diesel and kerosene prices have increased, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) for November – December, starting on 16 November 2018.
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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground breaking ceremony to start a Nuku’alofa Power Network Upgrade Project was held on Wednesday, November 14 at Pahu.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol and kerosene retail and wholesale prices have increased significantly for October to November, starting on October 16.
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Monday 8 October 2018

New Delhi, India
Tonga’s effort in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has been recognized when it was elected as Vice President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) representing the Asia Pacific region at its first General Assembly in New Delhi, India, on 1-3 October 2018.
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Thursday 20 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol and kerosene retail prices have decreased slightly for September to October starting on Tuesday, 18 September, while the price of diesel went up.
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Saturday 15 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI launched the installation of Tonga's first Wind Power Generation System, with a ground breaking ceremony on 14 September at Niutoua, on the east coast of Tongatapu. The $40 million project is funded by Japan.
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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An NZD$30.7 million upgrade to the power distribution network in 55 Tongatapu villages has connected hundreds of households to electricity for the first time and upgraded thousands of rural connections.
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