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Groud Breaking for JICA 1.3MW Wind Generation System

The Ground Breaking Ceremony today marks a contribution from the Government of Japan of 20 million USD for the first ever large scaled Wind farm Project in the Kingdom of Tonga. 

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The Common Utility Board has announced the appointment of Mr. Setitaia Pasivaka Chen as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for Tonga Power Limited effective as of 1st August 2018.  Mr. Robert Lenes Matthews work contract as CEO expired on 31st July 2018 after completing a 3-year term.

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New Zealand provides NZ$11 million for the Nuku’alofa Network Upgrade Project

New Zealand High Commissioner Tiffany Babington signed a NZ$11 million grant funding arrangement for the upgrade of Nuku’alofa’s electricity network today with the Acting Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon Mateni Tapueluelu. 

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Minister for International Development - Press Release

This additional package of assistance will help restore community infrastructure such as schools and water supplies, and support farmers whose crops were devastated. 


No Increase in Electricity Tariff up to June 2018

Tonga Power Ltd in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Enterprises and the Government of Tonga is pleased to advise that the increase in the electricity tariff will be on hold until June 2018.

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Princess Latufuipeka offer food for TPL line mechanics

Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho, High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Tonga to Australia today donated food for the Tonga Power line mechanics. The food donation will assist the 80 staff that have dedicated their time and effort to get power back on to all homes and businesses following the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Gita.

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Five Large Generators to Provide Immediate Power Connections in Villages 


Australia is providing up to $3.5 million in humanitarian assistance
to support the response to the crisis in Tonga.
The funding is supporting the provision of five large electricity generators.
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Australian Linesmen Arrive to Aid in Electricity Restoration

Additional line mechanics have arrived to assist Tonga Power with restoration works of electricity in Tongatapu. The Minister for Public Enterprises and Health, Hon. Dr. Saia Ma’u Piukala through the CEO of Tonga Power Ltd (TPL), requested emergency assistance from the Government of Australia and New Zealand to help restore power in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita. Read More

Honourable Dr. Saia Ma'u Piukala concludes successful trip to Tokyo and Okinawa

The Honourable Dr. Saia Ma’u Piukala, the newly appointed Minister of Public Enterprises and Minister of Health, concluded a trip to Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan where he expanded on the significance of the Japan -Tonga relationship.

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Common Utility Board Presents Record TOP$7.3 Million Dividend to Government

The Chairman of the combined utility board, Mr Carl Sanft presented a cheque of $7,319,219 to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei as the utilities combined dividend and tax for the 2016/2017 financial year.

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Northpower to Recruit Six Line Mechanics from Tonga Power Ltd

In June 2013, Tonga Power REached an arrangement with Northpower Ltd of New Zealand, to recruit 10 linesmen. Prior to that arrangement, 13 linesmen were recruited by Northpower.

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King Commissions Tonga’s Largest Solar Farm

The “ Matatoa Solar Farm – Tonga’s Largest Solar Facility” commissioning ceremony was held today at Tofoa. Officiated by His Majesty, King Tupou VI, the commissioning marked a new milestone in private sector investment in the development of renewable energy generation in Tonga. The project is the first large scale Independent Power Producer facility to be installed in the Kingdom.

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Maate Ma'a Tonga Visit Primary Schools

As part of their community engagement programs, the Mate Ma’a Tonga today visited various primary schools in Tongatapu. Four “cool” Mate Ma’a Tonga guys made the school student’s day at Puke Primary School. Siua Taukei’aho, ‘Ata Hingano, Daniel Tupou and Tevita Pangai visited the young fans today where they delivered words of encouragement to the students and distributed jerseys, rugby water bottles, books and hats amongst other gifts.

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Energy Minister Admires Solar Farm During Visit

China based Zhuhai Singyes Green Building Company Ltd, one of Asia’s leading solar energy companies, welcomed the Minister of MEIDECC who is also the Minister for Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei to the solar facility in Tofoa for a guided tour of the first project to be installed by an Independent Power Producer in Tonga.

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Line Mechanics Receive NZQA Level 4 Certificates

Sixteen line mechanics currently working under the Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project have successfully completed their New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply. The training is supported by the New Zealand funded Tonga Village Network Upgrade Programme, which is helping to upgrade the electricity network in 50 villages in Tongatapu.

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Honorable Sovaleni Launches First Solar Power Plant in ‘Eua

The Huelo ‘o e Funga Fonua solar facility was officially commissioned today by the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni at a ceremony held at ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua.The commissioning ceremony comes after five months of construction since the preliminary site works began in August 2016.

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Rooftop Solar Panels Help Vava’u Hospital Save On Power Bills

In October 2016, a contract agreement was signed between HE Gerard Tiedemann, Ambassador for the Federal Republic of Germany to Tonga and the Ministry of Health for the supply and installation of a 20KW solar system at the hospital.

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Since the last Electricity Tariff adjustment came into effect on the 1st April 2017, the landed
cost of diesel used by Tonga Power Ltd to generate electricity has decreased by 5.57 seniti
(4.08%) per litre.

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Ha'apai The First to Reach 50% Renewable Energy Generation Read More
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Pacific Energy and Transport Officials meeting opens in Tonga Read More 
Plans For Wind Power Generation System in Tongatapu Read More
Common Utility Board Presents TOP$4,345,262 Dividend To Government From a Record Net Profit of $7,118,028 Read More
Tonga Police Solar Goes Live. Read More 
Outer Islands Renewable Energy Project Progress Report. Read More 
Tonga Power Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Chinese Power Producer. Read More
Tonga welcomes delegates to the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference and Trade Exhibition. Read More 
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Combine Utility Board Meeting Week 2016 (Monday 25th – 28th April, Neiafu, Vava’u) Read More
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Electricity Tariff Decrease Strart Effective on the 1 MARCH 2016 Read More 
TransNet Leads Sponsors for the 25th Pacific Power Association Conference. Read More 
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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 
Electricity Tariff Increase Effective From 1st July 2015 Read More
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..
Electricity Tariff Increases effective from 01/08/ more ..
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 ...
Muffler silencer for the people of ‘ more ...
Dangerous Aerial Connection Raises Safety Concerns read more....
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...
Auckland Mayor Visits Tonga Solar more  
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Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project read more... 

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