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CTCN in Tonga: Support in drafting and adopting the Energy Efficiency Master Plan


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Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) supported Tonga in drafting and adopting its Energy Efficiency Master Plan as part of the technical assistance.

The launching of the Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan (TEEMP: 2020 - 2030), the National Certificate on Sustainable Energy (NCSE) Level 1 & Level 2 and the Second Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) was attended by Tonga’s Prime Minister (PM), Hon. Dr Rev. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa and Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC), Hon. Poasi Tei.

The Master Plan document on energy efficiency for Tonga, TEEMP, is the key guiding document on energy efficiency for Tonga’s second NDC and the Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) as well as Tonga Power Ltd’s energy efficiency effort and the Ministry of Infrastructure’s effort on energy efficiency in building and transport sector.  The TEEMP aims to reduce energy use in transport and buildings by more than 50% in 2030.

The development of the TEEMP and the NCSE is a joint collaboration between the Tonga Department of Energy- Ministry of MEIDECC, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Pacific Community’s Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), the EU PacTVET Project, the TNQAB and other collaborating partners.

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