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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week revealed that the ASG Treasury Department pays for costs of installing street lights on the main road. The revelation surfaced when Rep. Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu told ASPA witnesses that she...
American Samoa Power Authority officials William Spitzenberg, Wallen Young and Ryan Tuao’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the major concerns raised by lawmakers including Fono leaders is the high cost of electricity, which according to lawmakers, has now reached 35 cents per kilowatt compared to a few months ago. Tuato’o explained that the increase is due to the hike in fuel prices,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Aug. 13 memo, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed an eleven-member ASG Utility Task Force to recommend ways of reducing the cost of electricity being paid by all sectors of the community, where many families and the private sector, have voiced concerns over the...
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WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs last week announced $1,406,051 in fiscal year 2018 grants for American Samoa, Guam, and Enewetak Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  “Secretary Zinke and I are pleased...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's Power Authority is embarking on a major alternative energy project which its acting executive director, Wallon Young, says will save ASPA about US $6 million annually. Young said the solar energy project in Tutuila, with additional battery storage, was...
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority is increasing rates for water, groundwater protection and solid waste and they will be implemented in this month’s bill, taking effect next month, August, according to an ASPA public notice published in yesterday’s Samoa News. ASPA’s...
Paul Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority former managing director Paul Young last Thursday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, during the cabinet meeting, where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga made the official announcement that Young has been recruited by the Governor’s Office. “I asked...
Paul Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority’s former managing director Paul Young, will be joining the staff of the Governor’s Office focusing — on among other things — promoting industry development. Samoa News had received information in the last three days that Young, who resigned...
Edna Noga (middle) accepting for ASPA, the American Public Power Association Community Service Award
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority is the recipient of the Community Service Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the aware is one of the three recognitions received by ASPA this year. The community award was announced June 19 during an awards...
ASPA Chief Financial Officer, Paul Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASPA Managing Director, Paul Young has resigned from the American Samoa Power Authority, and his resignation has been accepted, according to the Chief Executive Officer of ASPA, Utu Abe Malae. Utu told Samoa News, in response to our email requesting comments on the CFO’s...

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