9 Apr 2014

Samoa power officials still looking for answers to power cuts

4:47 am on 9 April 2014

Thousands of power consumers in Samoa are calling for answers from the government's Electric Power Corporation after a power blackout on Upolu and Manono islands on Sunday night.

The power went off for two hours from 7.30pm.

The EPC chief executive officer, Tologata Tile Le'ia Tuimalealiifano, has apologised for the unexpected interruption but he says the blackout was due to an uncontrollable technical fault at the new multi-million dollar Fiaga power station.

He says the investigation will clarify the reason for the fault, however it is not the first time such a problem has occurred at the station which opened last year.