The proposed project will assist the government's efforts to reducing the country's heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels for power generation. By providing a secure, sustainable and environmentally-sound source of electricity for private and commercial customers, it will implement 0.75 MWp solar power capacity connected to the existing diesel networks of Tonga's outer islands of Ha'apai, Vava'u and 'Eua, saving yearly about 700 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Before project implementation, a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will assess the solar resource in each of the selected sites, draft technical designs, and energy and network synchronization studies (to guarantee grid stability), conduct social and environmental analysis, and provide training programs to Tonga Power Limited (TPL) personnel and customers. The propsoed grant is in line with ADB's Energy Policy 2009 which promotes deployment of clean energy in its developing member countries as a key activity.
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