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Sudden power cuts are due to over demand and the system shuts down

6 April, 2014 - 11:02 pm in Community, Energy, Latest News, Local News, Politics

Photo: Less than a year old, the Fiaga Power station By Lagi Keresoma APIA: TUESDAY 08 APRIL 2014: Sunday night’s sudden power outage that lasted two hours is due to a 2.2 megawatts loss in electricity supply when demand goes above normal supply or ‘firm…

Solar company guarded about work at horse racecourse

13 February, 2014 - 7:09 pm in Business, Energy, Environment, Latest News, Local News, Technology

Alan Ah Mu APIA: FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2014: A solar company that has won a government contract to generate electricity for the national grid is a shy one.…

Volcano risk high in a geothermal dig Opposition says

11 November, 2013 - 6:25 pm in Energy, Environment, Latest News, Local News, Technology

BY Lagi Keresoma APIA: TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2013: Scrap the idea of geothermal energy. It’s too dangerous, said Shadow Minister of Electric Power Corporation…

Gas from waste for cooking and lighting at Piu village

22 October, 2013 - 8:42 pm in Community, Energy, Environment, Latest News, Local News, Technology

BY Alan Ah Mu APIA: WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2013: Using gas from waste has gained ground here thanks to aid from Great Britain. Already gas made from that method provides fuel for cooking and lighting at Piu, a remote inland village of Falealili district. Creation…

Lightning damage stresses need for underground cables

2 September, 2013 - 3:43 pm in Energy, Latest News, Local News

Lagi Keresoma APIA: TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2013: A bolt of lightning around 3pm killed the electricity supply yesterday in parts of Upolu Island it was confirmed today. It struck a breaker on an electrical pole, Minister of Electrical Power Corporation, Manu’alesagalala…