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American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee Charter

The American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC) established by executive order, adopted a charter outlining the purpose, mission, organization, staffing, directive, and duration. Succinctly, ASREC must develop a long term strategic energy plan that creates a sustainable energy future for American Samoa with input from various sectors and stakeholders.

2016 Energy Action Plan

  • 2016 American Samoa Energy Action Plan

    Document Overview The 2016 American Samoa Energy  Action Plan outlines actions being taken to reduce American Samoa’s petroleum consumption. It describes the four near-term strategies selected by the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC) during action-planning workshops conducted in May 2016, and describes the steps that will need to be taken to implement those strategies. […]

Solar Energy

  • Making a Visible Difference in Communities

    As a result of ASREC’s Manu’a Islands 100% Renewable Energy Initiative, this outer island group has been chosen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of 50 communities to participate in this innovative program. (EPA website, March 2015) Environmental and public health impacts affect people most significantly where they live – at the community […]

Renewable Energy

  • Manu’a Islands 100% Renewable Energy Ta’u system

    Update: May 20, 2017 In May 2013, the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC), conducted energy action planning workshops, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) staff, to identify the near-term strategies that would be likely to have the greatest impact on reducing American Samoa’s petroleum fuel energy consumption. As a product of […]

Hydropower

  • Windows to the Future: Islands as Innovators for a Renewable Energy Transition

    The World Conservation Congress in Honolulu is rapidly approaching. Planet at the Crossroads will be September 1-10, 2016! You are invited to attend the workshop Windows to the Future: Islands as Innovators for a Renewable Energy Transition on September 4, 11-13. This workshop aims to explore and build actionable frameworks for how islands can be models […]