New Boss for Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation

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Cabinet has approved the appointment of Afioga Faumui Iese Toimoana to lead Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation for the next 3 years.

The appointment follows the resignation of the Corporation’s General Manager, to run in the upcoming elections.

EPC General Manager resigns to run in April 2021 general elections.

Afioga Tologatā Galumalemana Lupematasila Tagaloatele Tile Tuimalealiifano plans to run for the seat of Falelatai and Samatau, currently held by MNRE Associate Minister Taefu Lemi Taefu.

Faumui Iese Toimoana is a respected member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of Samoa (IPES).

He moves to the EPC from the Samoa Water Authority where he has held the position of Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the Urban Operations & Maintenance division.

Faumui has been a Renewable Energy Adviser for the Pacific Power Association, and was a major contributor to the Performance Benchmarking of Pacific Power Utilities Report that covered 20 utility providers across the Pacific.

At the time, the Pacific Power Association reported that, “PPA provided the services of its Renewable Energy Adviser, Faumui Iese Toimoana during a critical period of this research…”

The study looked at areas such as grid-connected renewable systems, utility energy efficiencies, and electricity supply to grids from independent suppliers.

Faumui’s appointment is for three years in line with all PSC contracts for government CEOs and ACEOs.