Electricity Tariff Increase effective 1st November 2020

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (26th October 2020) – During the period between July and September 2020, the price for fuel had increased from 1.1205 pa’anga per litre to 1.2433 pa’anga per litre. This increase in fuel prices during the quarter has resulted in an increase on our electricity tariff from the current electricity tariff of 61.02 seniti per kWh to 63.82 seniti per kWh and was approved by the Tonga Electricity Commission to be effective on the 1st of November 2020.

The increase of the electricity tariff from 61.02 seniti per kWh to 63.82 seniti per kWh was planned to be effective on the 1st of October, but due to approval process taking longer than expected, the tariff increase was postponed and will be effective on the 1st of November 2020.

Electricity prices continue to be at record low levels due to the effects of COVID-19 on the global markets however the expected trend of oil prices, points toward a gradual increase.

The overall Power Generation from Renewable Energy (RE) Sources is only 14% of our total monthly power generation to which its impact on our prices is included on this tariff calculation.

 

 

HIKI E TOTONGI ‘UHILA KAMATA MEI HE ‘AHO 1 Novema 2020

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (‘Aho 26 ‘Okatopa 2020) – ‘I he vaha’a taimi ‘o Siulai ki Sepitema 2020, na’e hiki e totongi lolo mei he pa’anga ‘e 1.1205 ki he lita, ki he pa’anga ‘e 1.2433 ki he lita. Tupunga mei he hiki ‘o e totongi lolo ki he kuata Sepitema, ’oku hiki ai moe totongi ‘uhila mei he totongi ‘uhila lolotonga seniti ‘e 61.02 ki he ‘iuniti (houa kilo uati kWh) ki he totongi ‘uhila fo’ou seniti ‘e 63.82 ki he ‘iuniti (houa kilo uati kWh) ‘o kamata mei he ‘aho 1 Novema 2020.

Na’e palani ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila ke kamata ngaue’aki e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ko’eni ‘i ‘Okatopa 2020, ka ‘oku toloi ke toki ngaue’aki he ‘aho ‘uluaki ‘o Novema 2020, tu’unga he ngaahi ngaue na’e fakahoko ki hono fakapaasi e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou.

‘Oku hokohoko atu ai pe ‘a e holo ‘a ‘etau totongi ‘uhila ki ha ngaahi totongi ‘uhila ma’ulalo ‘aupito ‘o tupunga ‘eni mei he ngaahi uesia ‘o e COVID-19 ‘i he ngaahi maketi fakavaha’a pule’anga. Ka ‘oku ‘i ai pe moe ngaahi fakamatala ‘e kamata ke hiki e totongi lolo ‘i he kaha’u.

Ko e fakakatoa ‘o e ma’u’anga ivi mei he ivi fakanatula (faama solaa moe faama havili)  ‘oku fe’unga pe mo e peseti ‘e 14 ‘o e ivi kotoa oku tufaki ‘ehe Kautaha ‘Uhila ‘a Tonga ki he’etau fiema’u ‘uhila fakalukufuaa. ‘A ia kuo ‘osi fakakau ‘ae tokoni ko ’eni 14% mei he faama solaa moe faama havilii ‘i hono fika’i ‘o e totongi ‘uhila oku tuku atu ko’eni.