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Pictured is the “Utu Abe Malae Operations Center”
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority’s two-story operations center building in Tafuna has been renamed after the late ASPA executive director, Utu Abe Malae. The “Utu Abe Malae Operations Center” was officially dedicated Monday, during which two major renewable energy...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded the American Samoa Power Authority more than $1.87 million in funding to upgrade and replace street lights on Tutuila. In an Oct. 10th letter, US Assistant Secretary for Insular and International...
Fire hydrant spewing water
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A vehicle veered off the main road at the Nuuuli Airport Intersection, slammed into a fire hydrant and caused the unit to break and spew gallons of water into the air at around 3:30p.m. last Saturday. ASPA crew members were on site to make prompt repairs. According to...
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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...
The ASPA Operations building in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Revenue projection for utility rates for the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) FY 2020 budget proposal is based on the assumption that — among other things — the authority’s board of directors will approve a base rate hike effective next month, collecting just over $...
The ASPA Operations building in Tafuna
 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Acting Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Wallon Young says the island wide blackout that affected the territory this past Sunday evening was due to a lightning surge that struck the main switchboard at the ASPA Tafuna power plant around 10...
ASPA crew with huge tree stump
A five-member ASPA crew spent about 5 hours yesterday morning cutting large tree branches in Fagatogo behind the Samoa News building. The branches are remnants of a minor landslide early this year in March. A tree trunk that was removed from the hillside is seen at the right of the photo. Malo lava...
(l-r) Manager of the ASPA Environmental Services Division William Spitzenberg, with Matamua Katrina Mariner and Helen Pulou
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Matamua Katrina Mariner was presented the 2019 Young Water Professional (YWP) Award at the 12th Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) Conference and Expo in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Themed: “Smart Island Water”, this marks the second year in a row that an ASPA...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A brief summary update of the American Samoa Power Authority, the importance of the Administration’s Adopt-a-School Program, and timely submission of paperwork for contract workers were among the issues discussed at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting at the Su’igaula o le...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority continues to repair and/or replace non-working streetlights, with two more orders being placed, while many local residents complain about streetlights not working in their areas. Following concerns from Tualauta residents, Rep. Larry...

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