One-hour power outage on new year's eve: E.P.C.

By Adel Fruean 31 December 2021, 2:20PM

There will be a one-hour power outage on new year’s eve tonight in selected suburbs that are within the vicinity of the fireworks launching area at Palisi. 

The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) announced the power shutdown in a public notice that was published on its official Facebook page on Friday and said it is been done for 

The shutdown is scheduled for 31 December 2021 from 11.50pm to 12.50am Friday 1 January 2022. The public notice, which was signed by the E.P.C. General Manager Faumui Iese Toimoana, advised of the outage.

“Electricity supply will be interrupted for a short while tonight, the last day of this year, Friday 31st December 2021, from 11.50pm to 12.50am Friday 1st of January 2022, affecting residents and businesses in parts of Vaimea, Alamagoto, Sinamoga to part of Palisi which also includes the Ah LIki Compound as well as part of Lalovaea, Apaula Heights and Mt Vaea where Communication Towers for Vodafone and Digicel are situated, including our Television station,” reads the public notice.

“In addition, part of Motootua area will be affected excluding the National Hospital – Tupua Tamasese Meaole. 

“Town area will also be affected including part of Taufusi, Tuloto, Togafu’afu’a, part of Tufuiopa, Saleufi, Mulivai and part of Matafele.”

According to the Government-owned power utility company, the one-hour power outage has to be done “for health and safety reasons.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and pray we all have a peaceful and prosperous New Year,” added the E.P.C. public notice.

In a press conference last Thursday, the Samoa Tourism Authority C.E.O. Fa’amatuainu Suifua revealed that five New Zealand-based pyrotechnic experts were brought into the country to prepare the set-up for Friday night’s New Years eve fireworks display.

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (F.E.S.A.) Commissioner, Tanuvasa Petone Mauga, who is also part of a coordinating committee led by the S.T.A. told the media at the same press conference that they are working to ensure the safety of the public in partnership with the relevant Government Ministries.

By Adel Fruean 31 December 2021, 2:20PM

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