Friday, February 3 2023 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Jan 30
Week of Jan 23
Week of Jan 16
Week of Jan 09
Week of Jan 02
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    ADB TO ENHANCE DISASTER RESILIENCE OF ELECTRICITY NETWORK IN NUKU'ALOFA


    December 7, 2022 - States News Service

     

      The following information was released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB):

      The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved grants amounting to $7.2 million to help fund the Nuku'alofa Network Upgrade Project which will enable the Government of Tonga to reduce climate vulnerability and technical power losses in the capital's electricity network.

      The grants come from the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility which finances renewable energy projects in 11 small Pacific developing countries.

      "This project will upgrade the aged and inefficient electricity network in Tonga's capital to overcome the effects of extreme weather and disasters," said ADB Principal Energy Specialist for the Pacific Woo Yul Lee. "The project will focus on climate change adaptation and building back better from damage caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami in January 2022."

      The project will rehabilitate 16.5 kilometers of the medium-voltage transmission network, upgrade 50 kilometers of the low-voltage distribution network in seven villages, climate- and disaster-proof the Nuku'alofa electricity network and connect 59 new households to the grid.

      The project will also enhance gender inclusiveness of Tonga Power Limited (TPL) by providing project management support and conducting technical and community safety training targeting female customers in the project area. Gender-mainstreaming guidelines will be introduced within TPL, and TPL staffincluding at least 30% womenwill receive project management training.

      ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members49 from the region.

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2023 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.