3 Dec 2007

American Samoa Power Authority officials hear about alternative power sources in Hawaii

11:30 am on 3 December 2007

American Samoa Power Authority, or ASPA,

officials are in Hawai'i looking at alternative energy

sources as a way to reduce the territory's dependency

on imported fuel.

The University of Hawai'i has made an alternative energy presentation to ASPA officials.

The director of the university's Pacific Business Center Programme, Papali'i Dr. Tusi Avegalio, says the commercialisation of alternative technology is an important aspect to developing more sustainable strategies.

Papali'i said ASPA officials held multi presentation

meetings in Hawaii as well as site visits dealing with

alternative energy including different types of solar

energy and ocean thermal technology.