27th September, 2019 In accordance with the Exchange Letter signed on November 1st , 2018 by and between the Government of Tonga and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the proposed Grant of Tonga Wind Power Project (hereinafter referred to as “the Project”), a delegation from China Energy Engineering Group Hunan Electric Power Design Institute Co., LTD., entrusted by Chinese Government, has been conducting preliminary engineering survey in Tongatapu for the implementation of the Project since late August.
On the 27th September 2019, the Acting CEO for MEIDECC Mr. Andrew To’imoana as well as the Engineering & Strategic Development Manager of Tonga Power Limited Mr. Nikolasi Fonua and, Deputy Chief Engineer Hunan Electric Power Design Institute Co., LTD Mr. Dai Qiuhua signed the Minutes of Meetings on technological consensus for the purpose of the project by communicating with the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) and TONGA Power Limited (hereinafter referred to as Tongan side).
Purpose of the Project is to construct 3 sets of wind power generators and supporting facilities with the total capacity of 2.25MW for the Kingdom of Tonga to assist in achieving its national renewable energy target of 50% share of its total electricity, generated by 2020.
Government of Tonga will continue to strengthen the relationship between China and Tonga through collaboration on renewable energy sector.
Photo: Signing of the Minustes of Meeting by the A/CEO for MEIDECC, Mr Andrew To'imoana, Deputy Chief Engineer of China Energy Engineering Group Hunan Electric Power Design Institute Co. Ltd, Mr Dai Qiuhua, and the Engineering and Strategic Development Manager for Tonga Power Limited (TPL), Mr Nikolasi Fonua, at the Department of Energy's office.