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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A power outage Friday night was caused by the failure of an underground joints transmission line between Satala and Tafuna power plants and affected villages on the west side of Tutuila, The outage lasted between 18 minutes to nearly an hour depending on the electric-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Residents of the Ottoville area were without electricity this past Sunday night and American Samoa Power Authority executive director Wallon Young told Samoa News on Monday afternoon that this was a “partial outage on Feeder-7 that affected the Ottoville area” only. The...
Underground fault
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASPA is reporting the cause of yesterday’s morning’s power outage was a phase to phase cable fault on the 34.5KV Transmission line and the failure of the Supervisory  Control and Data System (SCADA) for the Salata plant which occurred almost simultaneously. The outage...
ASPA linemen replacing transformer
A crew of linemen from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) were busy this past Monday, replacing a damaged transformer in Laulii village, which caused a power outage that lasted for four hours.  [photo: BC]
Nadi, FIJI — Fiji's electricity supplier says 82 percent of the main island's power supply has been restored. Energy Fiji Ltd said at 6 o'clock on Thursday night 90 percent of the Viti Levu Central Division including the capital Suva once again had power. Electricity supply around the island was...
The ASPA Operations building in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority acting executive director, Wallon Young provided to Samoa News an ASPA report on what caused the power outage just after 9a.m., Monday. The outage caused concerns among businesses, which were already busy with closing out books for 2019,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority says an underground power line fault was the cause of a major power outage Sunday on the western side of Tutuila, most specifically those living between Lepuapua and Fagamalo, where residents went without power for about 24-hours. Samoa...
People sitting outside at LBJ hospital during power outage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents who were at the LBJ Medical Center Tuesday afternoon had to be evacuated and according to a security officer, it was because there was smoke in the building and a power outage. Reportedly, an employee had turned on a light switch that caused a power surge...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At 10a.m. this past Saturday, field crews from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) were able to fix the underground power lines that caused the tie-line to trip and not allow power from the Satala power plant to reach the Tafuna power plant. This is according to an...
lineman climbing power pole
Apia, SAMOA — All areas in Upolu, except for the National Hospital at Motootua, some parts of Apia to Mulinuu were affected with an unscheduled power outage Sunday morning.  According to a statement posted on the Samoa Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) Facebook page, the power outage started at...