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American Samoa

American Samoa

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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American Samoa - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/15/2012
Program Overview:
State: American Samoa
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Agricultural, Institutional
Applicable Utilities:ASPA
System Capacity Limit:30 kW; larger systems on case-by-case basis
Aggregate Capacity Limit:5% of utility's peak demand
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
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
ASAC ยง 12.06
05/05/2008
Summary:
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.

 
Contact:
  Information ASPA
American Samoa Power Authority
P.O. Box PPB
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Web Site: http://www.aspower.com/
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