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ASPA power plant in Satala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A spate of electric wire thefts in American Samoa has triggered power disruptions throughout the Tafuna area. Acting Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority, Wallon Young, said four thefts had been discovered in the past two weeks. Outages had been...
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]
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 acting executive director, Wallon Young has disputed  “inaccurate” claims by the US Department of Labor that ASPA altered employees’ time records. Young, responding to Samoa News inquiries, confirmed that ASPA paid out approximately $110,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A USDOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation has found that the American Samoa Power Authority violated overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and will pay $110,865 to 180 employees, according to the federal agency. USDOL announced the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Aunu’u residents have been exempted from paying their water bills, while the American Samoa Power Authority works on addressing the “high salinity issue” on the island-village where ASPA is supplying cases of water — free of charge — to the school and households,...
Two ASPA employees working on water tank in Aunu'u.
This photo provided by an Aunu’u resident, shows the American Samoa Power Authority water crew working on the water tank in Aunu’u. Aunu’u residents have been exempted from paying their water bills, while ASPA works on addressing the “high salinity issue” on the island-village where ASPA is...
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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...
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...

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