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TAU assistant engineer Teiiti Nia is one of 18 participants from 14 Pacific island countries who are in Korea undergoing training in renewable energy development and management. The training is being conducted by the Korean Institute for Energy Research in Daejeon & Seongnam from 28......

  A team from Hydro Tasmania has just made a visit to Rarotonga. The company , which is the primary electricity generator in the Australian state of Tasmania, has been asked by Te Aponga Uira to write a plan preparing the way forward for further......

 As Te Aponga Uira focuses on changes in the electricity industry, the company welcomes a familiar face and new university graduate Teiiti Nia. This year the 28 year old assistant engineer completed a four year bachelor of electricity engineering degree at the Auckland University of......

Te Aponga Uira is banking on sustainable energy to drive its business. This commitment is reflected by the 16% contribution that renewable generation currently makes to the Rarotonga electricity supply.  By 2018, TAU expects this proportion to reach 40% as more solar panel connections sprout......

Careful steps are being taken to optimise existing power system assets as well as new investments in generation, storage, grid stability and customer control assets.   In November 2016 TAU will release its Stage 2:  Rarotonga Renewable Energy Implementation Plan by 2020 and Beyond outlining......

  A team from Hydro Tasmania has just made a visit to Rarotonga. The company , which is the primary electricity generator in the Australian state of Tasmania, has been asked by Te Aponga Uira to write a plan preparing the way forward for further......

“Our story so far is one of success, as we work towards playing our part in the achievement of our country’s target of electricity demand being increasingly met by clean renewable energy sources towards 2020, and in our case this is sourced from the sun.”......

To kick off the 50th anniversary celebrations, Te Aponga Uira entered a float in the float parade through Avarua on Friday. While it was a time for fun with drum rhythms from the drummers following behind, the float had the hint of a story.  It......

The take up of renewable energy has quadrupled in Rarotonga over the last two years.  A comparison of grid connections from June 2013 to June 2015 reveals the astounding growth. In 2013, the total nominal power of grid-connected renewable generators was a little over 600kWp.......

In support of the broad efforts to control and manage our waste, including the current Taau Taku Tita programme, Te Aponga Uira has an interest in promoting the effective disposal of electrical appliances and equipment.  Our concern is to ensure that all customers are aware......

Our daily electricity consumption will largely be determined by our respective lifestyle choices – but what exactly is using up all that power?  Well, for a start, it’s useful to remember that the biggest users of electricity are those items that draw on power for......

Te Aponga Uira is a keen supporter of the philosophy of ‘prevention before cure’.  As we have maintained, a proactive approach is a good way to start with ensuring you are better-prepared when it comes to disruptions to your power. Of course, TAU is responsible......

Here is what you must do to get the power on after it has been cut off because of unpaid bills: • Pay a $149.50 reconnection fee; and • Pay 75% of your outstanding power bill (published 18 August)...

Did you notice the recent hurricane in the Philippines took out power in many areas for a long time? Well, it could happen here too. Therefore in your cyclone preparations make sure you include gas for cooking, battery-operated radios for news, and candles and torches......

Electricity – for most of us – is taken for granted so much that we rarely give any thought to what it is and where it comes from.  The modernity of our lifestyles has dictated such a high level of expectation that we don’t think......

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This position requires a suitably qualified and experienced professional to administer all functions associated with TAU’s; communication strategies, marketing, promotions and information management.

This position requires a suitably qualified and experienced professional to lead, manage and integrate strategic human resource and safety initiatives in support of TAU’s organizational objectives. A full job description and application can be uplifted from the office of Te Aponga Uira (TAU), P.O. Box......