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American Samoa   American Samoa Profile

Territory Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

Profile Overview

Quick Facts

  • American Samoa uses imported fossil fuels for almost all of the territory's energy needs, including transportation, drinking and waste water treatment, and most (about 97% in 2021) of its electric power generation.
  • Electricity prices in American Samoa vary with world petroleum prices. In 2022, the territory's average electricity price was almost 45 cents per kilowatthour, about 3.6 times higher than the U.S. average.
  • In 2016, the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee set a goal to meet 50% of American Samoa's energy from renewable energy resources by 2025 and 100% by 2040, primarily with solar energy.
  • In 2022, per capita electricity consumption in American Samoa was about 30% of the U.S. average.
  • In 2022, commercial users accounted for more than 46% of all electricity sales to ultimate customers in American Samoa. The residential sector accounted for 37% of sales, and the industrial sector, which has only four customers, accounted for 16%.

Last Updated: March 21, 2024