American Samoa - Net Metering (American Samoa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place American Samoa
Name American Samoa - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Institutional, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Small Wind, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit 5% of utility's peak demand
Applicable Utilities ASPA

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership Not addressed

System Capacity Limit 30 kW; larger systems on case-by-case basis

Date added to DSIRE 2009-01-16
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-15

References DSIRE[1]


The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), a government-owned electric utility, is the only power provider in this U.S. territory of almost 70,000 people. ASPA's "Interconnection and Net Energy Metering Policy" took effect May 5, 2008. Net metering is available to residential and small commercial customers with wind or solar-energy systems up to 30 kilowatts (kW) in capacity, although ASPA may extend the policy to larger systems for larger industrial customers in the future, or on a case by case basis. Net-metered systems must be intended primarily to offset part or all of a customer’s requirements for electricity. Customers with net excess generation (NEG) will receive full kilowatt-hour credits that are carried forward to the next bill for one year. At the end of the year, any existing credits are surrendered to the utility with no compensation for the customer.

Systems must meet the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), relevant IEEE technical standards, and UL safety and performance standards. In addition, system owners must install a manual, lockable external disconnect switch. Additional insurance is not required as long as the system meets the above stated standards. There is a one-time $45 application fee for both interconnection and net metering.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information ASPA
Department American Samoa Power Authority
Address P.O. Box PPB
Place Pago Pago, American Samoa
Zip/Postal Code 96799


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ASAC § 12.06
Date Enacted 2008-05-05

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"