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American Samoa   American Samoa Profile

Territory Profile and Energy Estimates

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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 2020) of its electric power generation.
  • Electricity prices in American Samoa vary with world petroleum prices. In 2021, the territory's average electricity price was more than 31 cents per kilowatthour, about 3 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 2021, per capita electricity consumption in American Samoa was about 70% less than the U.S. average.
  • In 2021, commercial users accounted for almost half (47%) of all power sales in American Samoa. The residential sector accounted for more than one-third (36%) of sales, and the industrial sector, which only has four customers, accounted for about one-sixth (16%).

Last Updated: February 16, 2023