12 Dec 2012

American Samoa coping with power woes

2:07 pm on 12 December 2012

The head of the American Samoa Power Authority says there is enough capacity at the Satala power plant to cover the current load despite a fire at the weekend which caused widespread power outages.

A generator caught fire on Sunday and it will need to be replaced.

The Authority's Andra Samoa says it is most likely that the fire was due to a leak in the fuel lines on the engine.

StarKist Samoa cancelled production on Sunday and Monday due to the power outages.