American Samoa closer to renewable energy target

THE American Samoa Power Authority is close to getting started on a new photovoltaic project on Tutuila which will produce 20 megawatts of electricity.

Also in the works is a 35 megawatt wind turbine project at Aasu.

The Authority’s chief operations officer, Lavatai Reno Vivao, said even though their leader, Utu Abe Malae has dies, they are making every effort to continue the projects.

Governor Lolo Moliga has given ASPA a challenge to have Tutuila 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020.

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