Installed Renewable Energy Capacity
Key Players
  • Tonga Power Limited (TPL)
  • Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP)
  • Department of Energy (Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Climate Change and Communications, MEIDECC)
  • Energy Planning Unit, EPU(Ministry of Lands, Surveys, Natural Resources and Environment)
  • Electricity Commission
  • Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-2020
  • National Strategic Planning Framework
  • Electricity Act 2007
  • National Renewable Energy Policy 2006
  • Renewable Energy Act 2008
  • Tonga-Solar Irradiation and PV Power Potential Maps
  • IRENA RE Resource
  • Tonga Solar Energy Projects
  • Renewable energy opportunities and challenges in the Pacific Islands region
  • Tonga Statistics Department
  • Outer Islands Solar Electrification in Tonga: A Case Study
  • The Pacific islands:The push for renewable energy
  • SUPPLEMENTING A DIESEL-BASED POWER GRID WITH SOLAR ENERGY IN NEIAFU, TONGA
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Key Economic Indicators
  • GDP (current)
    USD 0.43 Billion
    in 2017
  • GDP growth rate (current)
    2.7%
    in 2017
  • WB Ease of doing business rank
    91
    in 2018
  • Foreign direct investment
    USD -5.61 Million
    in 2017
  • Lending interest rate to private sector
    7.87%
    in 2017
  • Domestic Credit to Private Sector
    41.05%
    in 2017
Key Energy Indicators
  • Electric power consumption per capita
    NA
    in 2014
  • Share of electricity from RE in grid
    5.91%
    in 2015
Sovereign Credit Rating
  • Standard & Poor's
    NA
  • Moody's
    NA
  • Fitch
    NA
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