The EPC was established in December
1972, under the EPC Act 1972, then superseded by the EPC Act 1980 with
amendments made under the EPC Amendment Act 1981. EPC completed the review of
its legislation during the previous planning period, however, focus has now
shifted to finalizing EPC’s position in registering as a company relative to
existing legislations, in partnership with the Ministry for Public Enterprises.
In 2010, EPC operation was deregulated
under the Electricity Act 2010 that established the Office of the Regulator,
and opened up the market for generation of electricity supply. Since then,
electricity supply generated by Independent Power Producers (IPP) using solar
energy, are sold to EPC for transmission, distribution and selling to our customers.
Solar energy contribution from IPP companies make up about 11% of total
Currently, EPC operates 9 hydro plants
(1 in Savaii), solar farms at Apolima Island, Tuanaimato, Vaitele, Tanugamanono
and Salelologa Savaii, a wind farm at Vailoa Aleipata, and diesel power plants
at Fiaga Upolu and Salelologa Savaii. To date, works continue for further
developments of its existing generation and distribution network. Total
electricity generation capacity as at end of March 2020 was 130,801,660 kWh.
As mandated to generate, distribute
and sell electricity supply to all of Samoa, the EPC has connected up to 99% of
Samoa’s population. EPC has on record a total of 39,033 customers, using
postpaid and prepaid electricity. It has also expanded its vending outlets for
prepaid electricity and utilizing modern technology through using mobile phones
for purchasing, to ensure customer convenience. Furthermore, EPC stayed true to
its vision of ensuring affordable electricity supply for Samoa, and efforts
have been in place to ensure that the cost of electricity remains affordable
The operation of EPC is governed by a five-member Board of Directors
Chairman: Fiaailetoa Pepe Christian Fruean
Director: Fuimapoao Beth Onesemo-Tuilaepa
Director: Nuulopa Pereira-HillDirector: Tuautu Semau Ross PetersDirector: Vaai Lealaiauloto Simon Potoi
General Manager: Faumui Tauiliili Iese ToimoanaChief Engineer Power Generation: Tauiliili Ekiumeni Fauolo Chief Engineer Distribution & Utilization: Tupai Latu PosiChief Engineer Quality Assurance & Development: Fui Mau Simanu Chief Engineer National Control & Dispatching Centre: Afamasaga Victor Afamasaga Manager Savaii Operations: Fonomaaitu Moeona Leo Manager ICT: Fesola’i Edwin Ulberg Manager Finance & Commerce: Palelemafuta Sofia Silipa Manager Corporate Governance: Tuiafelolo L. T. A. John Stanley Manager Legal Services: Tualamaalii Wendy PogiManager Internal Audit & Investigation: Lealataua Sophia Oloapu
EPC compromises of eleven (11) Divisions, whose works are summarized as follows
The Power Generation Division is responsible for ensuring sufficient and least cost generation capacity, to meet electricity demand of our country, by generating electricity through use of imported fossil fuel and renewable energy sources. The Division is divided into two (2) sections of i) Thermal Section operating our diesel power plants at Fiaga and Tanugamanono and ii) Renewable Energy Section, operating and maintaining our hydro plants at Alaoa, Samasoni, Fale ole Fee, Taelefaga, Lalomauga, Tafitoala/Fausaga and Fuluasou, solar farms at Apolima Island, Tanugamanono, Vaitele, Tuanaimato and Mapuifagalele, and wind farm at Vailoa Aleipata.
Our Distribution and Utilization team based at Vaitele is responsible for ensuring electricity supply is effectively distributed, connected and utilized through installation, maintenance and upgrade of electricity lines, transformers, underground cables, electrical meters and attending to repair electrical faults (Line and meter)
The Savaii Operations is based at Salelologa Savaii, to provide electricity services for the Savaii island. It is like a mini-EPC, comprised of different sections responsible for the generation, distribution and utilization and selling of electricity services for Savaii. They operate the diesel power station at Salelologa as well as the new small hydro plant at Vailoa Palauli.
National Control and Dispatching Centre at Fuluasou houses our nationwide SCADA
System (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), that provides around the
clock monitoring and control for all our generation and key distribution sites
on Upolu and Savaii. They also monitor the communication network system and
providing set points for Independent Power Producers to provide sufficient
capacity at all times.
Our Quality Assurance and Development team
works to ensure Quality Assurance Systems and support are provided for the
generation, distribution, transmission and utilization services. It is also
Our Finance and Commerce team works to ensure
improved financial stability through improved revenue and debt collections. Other
services include the following;
Corporate Governance team works to ensure business efficiency through the
Our ICT team works to ensure secure, fast and reliable
telecommunications, web and internet services are provided to support the
overall operations of EPC. Our ICT team
also works together with Engineers to discuss new software or programs to
improve our services.
Our Internal Audit and
Investigation team ensures governance tools and mechanisms are developed,
strengthened and continuously updated to support the external and internal
delivery of EPC services.
Our Legal Team ensures that all EPC legislation and
regulations are updated and all legal documentation of services are prepared
according to approved technical specifications. They also provide legal advice
and representation in court for EPC legal cases. Our Executive team provides secretarial support for
the General Manager’s Office as well as the Board of Directors.
When applying for new connection of electricity supply to your home or business you will need to do the follwoing:
When applying for a new street light, you need to submit a Letter of Request addressed to the General Manager, EPC and submit at our Main Office on Level 5, TATTE Building, Sogi.
Include in the letter, exact location for the new street light, and reason for request.
If you need to shift your meter from its current location to a new location, you will need to go through the new connection procedure. EPC charges a fee of $50 for the meter shift.
f you wish to change the name your meter is registered under, visit our Main Office at Sogi and Salelologa to fill out a form. Make sure you have the old name and meter number on hand, OR download form and bring it in to our main offices at Sogi and Salelologa.