State and Local Policy Database


State Scorecard Rank


4.5Scored out of 50Updated 9/2017
State Government
Score: 1 out of 7
State Government Summary List All

Guam does not offer financial incentives for energy efficiency. The territory requires the benchmarking of energy use in public buildings, but otherwise does not lead by example.

Financial Incentives List All

Energy Sense Appliance Rebate: In 2015 Guam launched a program for rebates on energy-efficient washers and dryers, as well as energy-efficient air conditioners

Financial incentive information for Guam is provided by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE U.S. Territories).

Last Updated: August 2016

Building Energy Disclosure List All

There is no disclosure policy in place.

Last Updated: July 2016

Public Building Requirements List All

No policy is in place or proposed. However, Executive Order 2012-01 provides for cost containment measures focused on energy conservation and efficiency. Energy Compliance Officers in each territorial agency are appointed and provide feedback to both the Guam Energy Office and the Governor through a staff office of the Governor’s Bureau of Budget and Management Research.

Guam Public Law 30-51 requires the tracking of energy use in public buildings. Guam also discloses the energy use of its public facilities in monthly reports.

Last Updated: July 2015

Fleets List All

No policy in place or proposed. 

Note: For state efficient fleet initiatives, policies listed must make a specific, mandatory requirement for increasing state fleet efficiency. State alternative-fuel vehicle procurement requirements that give a voluntary option to count efficient vehicles are thus not included.

Last Updated: July 2015

Energy Savings Performance Contracting List All

There is no policy in place or proposed.

Last Updated: July 2015

Research & Development List All

No public research centers have a focus on energy efficiency.

Last Updated: July 2015

Score: 3 out of 7
Buildings Summary List All

Guam has adopted the 2009 IECC as mandatory for residential and commercial new construction. It has completed a strategic compliance plan, has an active stakeholder group, and also provides training on its codes.

Residential Codes List All

Guam has adopted the 2009 IECC as mandatory for residential new construction.

Last Updated: June 2016

Commercial Code List All

Guam has adopted the 2009 IECC as mandatory for commercial new construction.

Last Updated: June 2016

Compliance List All
  • Gap Analysis/Strategic Compliance Plan: Governor's Executive Order 2010-15 created an Energy Task Force Committee to develop and implement a Strategic Energy Plan.  Regular meetings are being held since 2010. A Strategic Energy Plan was developed in 2013 with the assistance of NREL and US Department of Interior with a goal of 20% reduction in fossil fuels by the year 2020 (20x20) through energy efficiency and renewable energy.    In addition to the task force, the Governor's Guam Energy Working group, consisting of Government of Guam and Federal Government entities, meets every three months to share programs, upcoming energy events, and energy initiatives.
  • Baseline & Updated Compliance Studies: NA
  • Utility Involvement: NA
  • Stakeholder Advisory Group: NA
  • Training/Outreach: Energy code workshops are held once a year open to the general public, once a year for the Government Officials, and information booths are set up at outreach events whenever available (at least two times a year).

Last Updated: September 2016

Score: 0 out of 4
CHP Summary List All

Guam has limited policies to encourage CHP.

Interconnection StandardsList All

There is currently no interconnection standard in place that applies to CHP.

For more information on interconnection standards, click here.

Last Updated: August 2017

Encouraging CHP as a ResourceList All

There are currently no state policies designed to acquire energy savings from CHP (like other efficiency resources) or energy generation from CHP (in terms of kWh production) that apply to all forms of CHP.

Last Updated: August 2017

Deployment IncentivesList All

There are currently no state policies that provide additional incentives for CHP deployment.

Last Updated: August 2017

Additional Supportive PoliciesList All

There are currently no additional supportive policies to encourage CHP.

Last Updated: August 2017

Score: 0 out of 20
Utilities Summary List All

Guam's electricity is provided by the GPA, a public corporation overseen by the elected Consolidated Commission on Utilities (CCU) and regulated by the Guam Public Utilities Commission (PUC). GPA does not offer energy efficiency programs, and no regulatory mechanisms are in place to incentivize energy efficiency.

Score: 0.5 out of 10
Tailpipe Emission Standards List All

No policy in place or proposed

Last Updated: July 2017

Transporation System Efficiency List All

No policy in place or proposed

Last Updated: July 2017

Incentives for High-Efficiency Vehicles List All

A rebate of up to 10% the base price of a plug-in vehicle is available to residents and businesses within Guam.

Last Updated: July 2017

Appliance Standards:
Score: 0 out of 2
Appliance Standards Summary List All

Guam has not set appliance standards beyond those required by the federal government.

Last Updated: July 2016