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  • American Samoa uses imported fossil fuels for almost all of the territory's energy needs, including transportation, water treatment, and most of its electric power generation
  • A significant amount of American Samoa's electricity is used to pump and treat drinking water and to collect, pump, and treat wastewater.
  • Electricity prices in American Samoa vary with world petroleum prices; in mid-2017, they were 2.3 times the U.S. average, and comparable to Hawaii's rates.
  • In 2016, the largest island in American Samoa's Manu’a group, Ta’u, converted to 100% solar PV electricity generation, replacing the use of about 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year. 
  • American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee has adopted a goal of getting 50% of American Samoa's energy from renewable energy resources by 2025 and 100% by 2040.

Last Updated: September 21, 2017

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American Samoa Territorial Energy Office

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