Energy Transition Initiative: Island Energy Snapshot - Guam

Emerson Reiter

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of Guam, an island territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. Guam's electricity rates for residential customers start at $0.21 U.S. dollars (USD) per kilowatt-hour (kWh), above the average U.S. rate of $0.13 USD/kWh. Like many island nations, Guam is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels - nearly all the island's electricity is generated using imported petroleum products. This leaves it vulnerable to global oil price fluctuations that can directly impact the cost of electricity.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A40-64290


  • energy efficiency
  • Energy Transition Initiative
  • ETI
  • Guam
  • islands
  • renewable energy
  • utilities


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