Renewable Energy in the Kingdom of Tonga; National Plan and PV Generation Systems
The Kingdom of Tonga is presently implementing its objective set out in the Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM) to “reduce Tonga’s vulnerability to oil price shocks and to achieve an increase in quality access to modern energy services in an environmentally sustainable manner”. TERM sets out to produce 50% of the country’s electricity through renewable resources. This paper investigates the TERM goals, timeline and progress to date. Two Photovoltaic generation projects that were commissioned in 2012 are presented as case studies and discussed.