Meta Data
Draft: 
No
Revision of previous policy?: 
No
Effective Start Year: 
2016
Effective End Year: 
2020
Scope: 
National
Document Type: 
Plan/Strategy
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Multi-Sector
Energy Types: 
All
Issued by: 
Government of Samoa
Overall Summary: 
The SDS identifies the four priority areas of development and 14 key outcomes to be achieved for Samoa over the next four fiscal years. Strategic outcomes and indicators for each Key Outcome have been identified, developed and tested through an inclusive consultation process. The SDS is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Accelerated Modality of Action (SAMOA) Pathway. The government is committed to engaging stakeholders to help guide the development of Samoa over the next four years. In particular, the Key Outcome 12 is represented by the achievement of Quality Energy Supply in order to provide Samoa with energy self-sufficiency and reduced reliance on the importation of fossil fuels. Focus is on the research, development and use of alternative renewable energy sources.
Access
Energy service quality targets: 
Electricity supply access and reliability is sustained: – No significant supply interruptions;
Efficiency
EE priorities: 
Integration of climate and disaster risks as well as energy efficiency use are priorities for the design and implementation of transport infrastructure investments planned.
Renewable Energy
RE priorities: 
Renewable energy developments are the main focus in the energy sector for the next four years. A number of large projects will be implemented to ensure the future supply of electricity and will provide for the expected growth in demand.
RE targets: 
Renewable Energy investment and generation increased: - 100% capacity for renewable energy electricity by 2017;
RE action plans: 
There is a growing number of renewable energy projects approved to be undertaken under the auspices of Government with development partners cooperation as well as investments by the private sector through Power Purchasing Agreements---Solar energy plants such as the Tuanaimato and Vaitele and Salelologa sites, together with the largest solar panel project farms at Faleolo will be extended. Rehabilitation of the Loto Samasoni and Fale ole Fee hydro power plants together with new hydro plants for Tafitoalo/Fausaga and Faleata will contribute to the Renewable Energy outcome.---An increased number of renewable energy projects will be implemented through partnerships between the private sectors, government and communities.---The Land Transport Authority and implementing agencies will introduce policies and plans to increase substitution of petroleum fuels with biodisels and biofuels and also increase application of hybrid and electric vehicles.
RE public awareness/promotional programmes: 
Private and public sector energy consumption efficiency for transport and heating will be targeted through increasing awareness and producing information on alternatives
Environment
Pollution control action plans: 
Road transport energy policy planning improved: - Climate and disaster resilience management integrated into energy planning and implementation activities.
Decarbonization strategy: 
The Land Transport Authority and implementing agencies will introduce policies and plans to increase substitution of petroleum fuels with biodisels and biofuels and also increase application of hybrid and electric vehicles.--- Integration of climate and disaster risks as well as energy efficiency use are priorities for the design and implementation of transport infrastructure investments planned.
Land use change for energy production purposes: 
[L]and management practices will be promoted for agricultural developments to optimise the use of pesticides and agrochemicals. Monitoring compliance for the the importation, use, storage and disposal of chemicals and pesticides as well as petroleum products will be strengthened with stronger collaboration between Agriculture, [...] Energy, [...]and Environment sectors.
Energy Supply and Infrastructure
Energy supply priorities: 
Petroleum supply management and safety improved: - 100% compliance with professional standards set in distribution,handling and storage; ---The Energy sector will act to enforce regulations and processes to ensure that the quality of petroleum supply and transport will be improved.
Infrastructure development priorities: 
Solar energy plants such as the Tuanaimato and Vaitele and Salelologa sites, together with the largest solar panel project farms at Faleolo will be extended. Rehabilitation of the Loto Samasoni and Fale ole Fee hydro power plants together with new hydro plants for Tafitoalo/Fausaga and Faleata will contribute to the Renewable Energy outcome.
Investment
Public Private Partnerships: 
There is a growing number of renewable energy projects approved to be undertaken under the auspices of Government with development partners cooperation as well as investments by the private sector through Power Purchasing Agreements---An increased number of renewable energy projects will be implemented through partnerships between the private sectors, government and communities.
Technology
R&D renewable energy: 
Research and development on alternative renewable energy technologies will continue to be promoted, piloted and upscaled.