19 Jan 2015

Geothermal power testing in American Samoa positive

2:49 pm on 19 January 2015

American Samoa is moving forward with a geothermal study as the territory seeks out ways to replace imported diesel fuel.

The governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, says the American Samoa Power Authority, in collaboration with the American Samoa Renewal Energy Committee is exploring the feasibility of geothermal energy as an alternative energy source.

He says there have been positive results from a study by a team of scientists and engineers probing part of the main island of Tutuila.

The next step is to conduct drilling to further analyse geothermal resources.