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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 2020, despite increased renewable generation and decreased petroleum prices, the territory's average electricity prices were about 3 times higher than the U.S. average.
  • In 2016, the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee adopted 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 2020, per capita electricity consumption in American Samoa was about one-fourth that of the average for U.S. states.
  • In 2020, commercial users accounted for about  half of all power sales in American Samoa. The residential sector accounted for about one-third of sales, and the industrial sector, which only has four customers, accounted for about one-sixth.

Last Updated: January 20, 2022