Tonga Power announces cheaper electricity charge

Press Release

Tonga Power is pleased to announce a step reduction in tariff due to the commissioning of the Vava’u Solar Farm. The impact of the solar facility is a reduction in Tonga Power Limited’s tariff by 0.89 seniti per kWh.

In addition the landed cost of diesel on Tonga for November 2013 has correspondingly decreased. This translates to 0.74 seniti per kWh as a result of the international crude oil prices declining slightly.

The new electricity tariff for the Kingdom of Tonga will decrease a total of 1.63 seniti per kWh from the current 94.45 seniti to 92.82 seniti per kWh. Tonga Power’s Board of Director’s would like to make these benefits available to all our customers as from 1 December 2013 for all four island networks.

Details of the new tariff rate effective from 1 December 2013 is as follows:

Location

Current Price
Seniti per kWh

Decrease
Seniti per kWh

New Tariff
Seniti per kWh

Tongatapu

94.45

1.63

92.82

Vava'u

94.45

1.63

92.82

Ha'apai

94.45

1.63

92.82

'Eua

94.45

1.63

92.82

Sometimes when a business is growing, it needs a little help.

Right now Kaniva News provides a free, politically independent, bilingual news service for readers around the world that is absolutely unique. We are the largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service, and our stories reach Tongans  wherever they are round the world. But as we grow, there are increased demands on Kaniva News for translation into Tongan on our social media accounts and for the costs associated with expansion. We believe it is important for Tongans to have their own voice and for Tongans to preserve their language, customs and heritage. That is something to which we are strongly committed. That’s why we are asking you to consider sponsoring our work and helping to preserve a uniquely Tongan point of view for our readers and listeners.

Latest news

Related news