The Federated States of Micronesia - Renewable Energy Target

March 13, 2021


Note: The Federated States of Micronesia are a United States associated state.

In 2012, the Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae) put in place an energy policy, which calls for a 30 percent reduction in use of fossil fuels and 50 percent increase in energy efficiency by 2020. 

In addition, it sets broad goals of:

1. Provision of affordable and safe electricity to all the households in the main island center by 2015.

2. Electrification of 80% of rural public facilities by 2015.

3. Electrification of 90% of rural households by 2020.

4. Enhance the supply side energy efficiency of the FSM by 20% by 2015.

The "National Vision" for energy is: "To improve the life and livelihood of all FSM citizens with affordable, reliable and environmentally sound energy." The "National Objective" is: "to promote the sustainable social and economic development of FSM through the provision and utilization of cost-effective, safe, reliable and sustainable energy services."

In line with this the FSM has a focal area of disadvantage and or geographically remote communities.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Federated States of Micronesia
Incentive Type: Renewables Portfolio Standard
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Ocean Thermal
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
Standard: 30% reduction in use of fossil fuels and 50% increase in energy efficiency by 2020.


Name: FSM Energy Policy Volume 1.
Date Enacted: 01/01/2015
Effective Date: 05/21/2015
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.