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A significant increase in the regulated price of diesel has been approved by the Competent Authority effective 16 January 2017.This has contributed to an increase of 15.40 seniti per litre (13.8%) from $1.1124 per litre in September 2016 to $1.2664 per litre in January 2017.

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Plans For Wind Power Generation System in Tongatapu

Representatives from the Ministry of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Ministry of MEIDECC and the Government of Japan were present at the JICA office on Friday, 13th January to sign the Minutes of Discussions (MOD) on the Preparatory Survey for the Project for Installation of Wind Power Generation System in Tonga. Read More


The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the largest solar facility to be built on Tonga was officiated by her Majesty, Queen Nanasipau’u on Tuesday, 6th December 2016 at Matatoa. 

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The Minister for Public Enterprises, Honorable Poasi Tei will be presented with a cheque of TOP$4,345,262.00 by the Chairman of the Common Utilities Board of Directors, Mr. Carl Sanft as the Combined Utility Dividend for the year 2016. The Government of Tonga, being the sole shareholder of power, water and waste utilities and the subsidiary companies Tonga Gas/Home Gas, is the sole beneficiary of this dividend.

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Tonga Police Solar Goes Live

The Tonga Police solar was officially commissioned by the Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni at a ceremony held at the national police headquarters in Longolongo.

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Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project Progress Report

Australian Minister, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells together with the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, H.E. Ambassador Andrew Ford and delegates of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday visited the Ha’apai solar farm project. The on-grid project will become the first utility scale solar energy generation facility in Ha’apai.

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Tonga Power Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Chinese Power Producer.

Tonga Power Limited’s CEO, Mr. Robert Matthews and CEO of Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Technology Co. Ltd, Mr. Sam Leung have signed a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) at the Zhuhai Singyes headquarters in China on September 12, 2016 for the construction and commissioning of a 2 Megawatt solar facility at Matatoa, on His Majesty’s land at Mata- ki -‘Eua. Read More


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Tonga welcomes delegates to the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference and Trade Exhibition. Read More
2016 SPEAP PR Read More
Combine Utility Board Meeting Week 2016 (Monday 25th – 28th April, Neiafu, Vava’u) Read More
Tonga Power lines crew helps power restoration effort in Fiji Read More 
Electricity Tariff Decrease Strart Effective on the 1 MARCH 2016 Read More 
TransNet Leads Sponsors for the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference. Read More 
Tonga will host the 25th Annual Pacific Power Association Conference and Trade Exhibition in 2016 Read More 
Tonga Power Pays 2 Million Pa'anga in Dividend to Government of Tonga Read More
Tonga Gas And Home Gas Pays 200,000 for Dividend Read More 
Electricity Tariff Decreases on 1 December 2015 Read More
Tonga Power Ltd to deploy smart meters on Tongatapu in 2016 Read More
First Wind Turbine Installed in Ha'apai Islands Read More
Power Behind Ikale Tahi Read More
Electricity Tariff Decreases on 3 September 2015 Read More 
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Hon. Poasi Commissioned Solar Street Lights at Patangata. Read More
Solar Lanterns Donated to Villagers on Ha'apai Islands. Read More
His Majesty Tupou VI Commissioned Mata 'o e La'a Solar Facility Read More
Vaini Utility Scale Solar Facility Read More
Deputy Prime Minister Delegation Visits To China and Korea Read More
Smart Reclosure for Distribution Network Read More
Electricity Safety Awareness For Schools Read More
Tonga Power LTD Launches Online Power Bill Payment in Tongatapu Read More
Prime Minister John Keys Visits Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project Read More
Paula Finau's Window Gets Her Late Husband's Insurance Settlement Read More
Appointment of Mr.Steven 'Esau as Acting Chief Exceutive Officer for Tonga Power Ltd Read More
New Bucket Trucks Added to Tonga Village Upgrade Project Read More
Power Bill Payment with Western Union Fexco Read More
New generator for the Popua Power Station Read more
TransNet NZ provides food supplies for Tonga Power staff at Ha’apa Read more
USD$14 7 million for the construction of the Vaini Solar Farm Read More
Tariff Change - 3 February 2014 Read more
NZ$1.4 million in aid money to rebuild Ha’apai’s power distribution network Read more
Tonga Power steps up electricity restoration worRead More
Tonga Power Limited-Press Release 17 January 2014 Read More
Restoring power supply in Vava’u after Cyclone Ian. Read More
90% of Tonga Power's Assets in Ha'apai Destroyed by Cyclone Ian. Read More
Tonga Power Limited pays Governemt TOP$389,369 in 2013 for Dividen. Read More
Japanese Government provides funding for the Vaini Solar project. Read More
Electricity Tariff Decreases effective from the meter readings taken as at 1 December 2013. read more..
New Zealand Supports the development of the energy sector in Tonga. read more...
Tonga Power Linesmen to work in New Zealand
Prepaid meter trial successful in Tongatapu

Electricity Tariff Increases effective from 01/11/2013

NZ and Tonga sign TOP32 million agreement for Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project Stage Two. read more..
Maama Mai Solar Facility after one year in operation. read more..
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Tonga Power Presents $524, 000 Dividend to the Minister of Public Enterprises. read more..
Tonga’s first wind turbine goes live. read more..
Photovoltaic - Tonga Power Goes Solar.
Northpower to employ 10 Tongan linesmen read more... 
Electricity tariff “decrease” effective from power consumption since 1st may which will be billed at 1 june 2013.
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First wind turbine installed in Tonga goes up at Nakolo read more...
A vision for wind energy in Tonga becomes real read more ...
Electricity tariff increase effective from consumption after 15 april 2013. read more..
Tonga Power installs a 50m high wind monitoring mast at Niutoua.  read more...
Tonga Power Limited strives for more renewable sources of energy. read more.
Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project – reduces line loss and elevates power distribution. read more...
Prepayment Meter Trials continues. read more..  
Solar Streetlights on Tonga Power Ltd Poles
Tonga Energy Sector Receives US$4.0 Million World Bank Grant read more...
Tonga Power and Tonga Forest Products Join Forces to Develop Renewable Generation  read more.. 
Smart Metering Trial read more ...
Muffler Silencers Sets Noise Solutions for Ha’apai Island  read more ...
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Tonga’s Solar Farm “Maama Mai” Goes Live. read more ...
The Official Dedication of Maama Mai Solar Farm Facility by His Majesty King Tupou VI. read more...
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