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16 seniti tariff reduction to all Residential consumers who use less than 100 units of electricity a month

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 31/03/2017

Government of Tonga has approved the implementation of a life line tariff subsidy.

Government lifeline will assist the most vulnerable consumers, including residential consumers who use less than 100 units per kilowatts of electricity each month.

This will allow all residential consumers a 16 seniti tariff reduction which equals to 18% for the first 100 units consumed each month effective from April 1st 2017.

The lifeline support is a discount applied on 10% of residential power tariff approved by Cabinet.

It will be funded from the Tonga Power Ltd Dividend paid to the Shareholder – Government in the 2015/2016 financial year.

The last tariff adjustment effective was on February 2nd with the landed cost of diesel used by Tonga Power to generate electricity has increased by 8 seniti per liter.

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