Tonga

Renewable Energy Act 2008

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2009
This Act regulates the use of renewable energy. It seeks to promote renewable resources by 1) researching and developing opportunities of renewable energy in the Kingdom, 2) encouraging the use of commercially sustainable renewable energy technology for both grid connected and stand alone power supply systems, 3) regulating the technical and safety standards for renewable energy technologies, 4) regulating the licensing of persons involved in the design, research, installation and management of renewable energy projects, 5) regulating renewable energy operators, 6) regulating the feed-in tariffs for renewable energy generated electricity, and 7) supporting the engagement of the private sector in renewable energy projects in the country. The Act establishes the Renewable Energy Authority, empowered to regulate all matters relating to renewable energy. It also promotes 1) the implementation of commercially sustainable renewable energy electrification services by encouraging economically efficient investment in the use of and infrastructure to provide electrification services, and 2) access by people resident in the remote areas of the country to renewable energy services to the extent that it is reasonably and commercially practicable to provide such services.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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