29 Jun 2017

All of Tokelau now on main power grid

From , 3:03 pm on 29 June 2017

All Tokelau's villages are now linked up to the solar power grid, edging the country closer to its goal of round the clock 100 percent energy sustainability.

Tokelau's director of energy Robin Pene says Matagi in southern Atafu is the final community to be connected to the grid with an 11-thousand volt cable and a small transformer.

As Mr Pene told Dominic Godfrey, the area's been asking for mains power for the past 15 to 20 years.

Flag of Tokelau

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