Electricity Rates in Alaska

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Alaska

  • Population
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    733,391
  • Total Production
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    6,250,602 MWh / 8.52 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    5,996,461 MWh / 8.18 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    2,047,653 MWh / 2.79 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    2,584,036,592 kg / 3,523.41 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    4,206,050 MWh / 5.74 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alaska

Alaska residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.242/kWh$0.203/kWh$179.75/mo.$103.96/mo.
47th22.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Alaska
33rd$133.55Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alaska Residents

Alaska Electricity Fuel Mix

Alaska's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Alaska residential electricity rate in 2022 currently averages 22.91 cents per kilowatt hour while the national average price is 14.46 cents. Alaska ranks as the 47th lowest priced state in the United States based on average electric rate. Consumers in the state don't have much choice in their electricity company due to the fact that Alaska has a regulated electricity market based on the resident's home address. The state produces 6,250,601.85 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 49th highest total generation for a state in the US. Citizens in the state consume, on average, 8.18 megawatt hours of electricity each, which is the 43rd largest amount of electricity use per capita in the country. The state is ranked 17th in the country for percentage of electricity produced from renewable fuel sources, creating 32.76% of their electricity from these renewable sources. The state is the 49th largest state in the US, with a population of 733,391.

Residential Electricity Providers in Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Chugach ElectricBUNDLED20.3598.69707,427143,956,7351,956,070
Matanuska Electric AssociationBUNDLED21.73132.6454,29198,726,076701,931
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED28.86173.25289,77083,616,262926,478
Homer Electric AssociationBUNDLED28.38142.23173,37749,207,118433,484
Alaska Electric Light & Power CompanyBUNDLED12.06108.32162,71419,628,159142,120
KPU KetchikanBUNDLED11.76116.3277,4889,114,70596,610
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED49.23234.4544,86522,084,797117,395
City of Sitka UtilitiesBUNDLED17.07156.4141,409.497,070,161.35
Kodiak Electric Association IncBUNDLED17.44112.5838,2386,670,000157,571
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED35.70141.226,6169,502,71270,843.5

Commercial Electricity Providers in Alaska

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Chugach ElectricBUNDLED15.821,090.321,877,986297,029,3291,956,070
Matanuska Electric AssociationBUNDLED18.90737.99314,31859,412,126701,931
Homer Electric AssociationBUNDLED24.94770.73162,33140,481,847433,484
Alaska Electric Light & Power CompanyBUNDLED10.14427.64121,88012,364,690142,120
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED27.65405.09119,61933,074,313926,478
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED40.69740.6780,84832,893,900117,395
KPU KetchikanBUNDLED11.32508.0373,3988,309,29496,610
Copper Valley ElectricBUNDLED23.001,573.9167,908.7315,619,447.4196,412
TDX PowerBUNDLED23.034,623.9746,960.7610,815,465.8149,509
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED28.55404.3444,92712,828,08170,843.5

Power Plants in Alaska

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Southcentral Power ProjectChugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality Natural Gas 1,041,694428,358,367.64411.21
George M Sullivan Generation Plant 2Chugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality Natural Gas 761,372314,575,389.38413.17
Anchorage municipality Natural Gas 678,552311,891,083.98459.64
North Pole Waste/other Oil 497,398318,159,215.03639.65
Nikiski CDP Natural Gas 399,354189,294,468.3474
Kenai Peninsula Borough Conventional Hydroelectric 391,018
Healy CDP Coal 363,529483,264,420.841,329.37
SnettishamAlaska Industrial Dev&Exp Auth (100.00%)
Juneau Conventional Hydroelectric 289,785
Aurora Energy LLC ChenaAurora Energy LLC (100.00%)
Fairbanks Coal 177,115216,935,911.81,224.83
Knik River CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 139,994

Quick Facts

By megawatt hours sold, the largest provider in the state of Alaska is Chugach Electric.

The 4,206,050.06 megawatt hours of electricity produced by non-renewable energy puts Alaska at 47th worst in the country in non-renewable energy generation.

Alaska has benefited from a 3.05% decline in CO2 emissions due to electricity use over the most recent year.

With 733,391 citizens within its borders and 6,250,601.85 megawatt hours produced a year, Alaska had a megawatt hour per capita production of 8.52 megawatt hours. This is the 41st largest megawatt hour per capita amount in the US.

Alaska has experienced a 11.92% rise in the use of renewable fuels for electricity generation over the past 12 months.

Natural gas accounts for 40.39% of the electricity generation in Alaska, resulting in a ranking of 43rd countrywide for natural gas production.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Aleutians East Borough3,4204137.02$153.04/mo
Aleutians West Census Area5,2323435.85$140.27/mo
Anchorage Municipality291,2473727.41$120.48/mo
Bethel Census Area18,66611560.89$213.36/mo
Bristol Bay Borough8442135.70$141.20/mo
Chugach Census Area7,1025930.42$125.12/mo
Copper River Census Area2,617431.50$128.22/mo
Denali Borough1,6192235.21$143.50/mo
Dillingham Census Area4,8574343.42$191.18/mo
Fairbanks North Star Borough95,6553647.21$181.90/mo
Haines Borough2,0802146.96$164.29/mo
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area2,3653337.37$140.24/mo
Juneau City and Borough32,2553723.56$124.31/mo
Kenai Peninsula Borough58,7993835.28$141.26/mo
Ketchikan Gateway Borough13,9482423.77$128.80/mo
Kodiak Island Borough13,1015534.11$163.12/mo
Kusilvak Census Area8,3682742.44$187.66/mo
Lake and Peninsula Borough1,4768135.90$141.61/mo
Matanuska-Susitna Borough107,0812134.10$140.21/mo
Nome Census Area10,0465942.50$188.07/mo
North Slope Borough11,0314852.76$147.84/mo
Northwest Arctic Borough7,7934842.47$187.89/mo
Petersburg Borough3,3982133.79$140.82/mo
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area5,75321034.87$141.02/mo
Sitka City and Borough8,458226.00$149.12/mo
Skagway Municipality1,2403243.99$146.38/mo
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6,8082535.20$143.56/mo
Wrangell City and Borough2,1273247.20$165.00/mo
Yakutat City and Borough6622142.33$186.89/mo
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area5,3439364.71$167.48/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Alaska is home to 129 electricity producing plants, which is the 22nd highest in the country and most when counting plants per person. Power generating facilities in the state most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 40.39% (or 2,524,451.04 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Conventional Hydroelectric at 29.83% and Coal at 11.66% of generation. Alaska residents average 3,523.41 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 2,584,036,591.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
40.39%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
29.83%
COAL
Coal
Coal
11.66%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
8.75%
WASTE/OTHER OIL
Waste/other Oil
6.48%
OTHER
Other
2.94%

Alaska Net Metering

Of the 53 electricity suppliers in Alaska, 7 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more affordable.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Alaska is 3.93%. This includes data from 10 companies, including Chugach Electric, Matanuska Electric Association, and Golden Valley Electric. With a United States average of 2.76%, Alaska is the 36th best state in the country.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to encourage personal solar, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with solar related tax and rebate incentives. Alaska offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. There are currently no state sponsored rebates available to citizens who are installing solar. The state only offers some optional tax exemptions for consumers. Citizens in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when purchasing private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Whether a consumer is able to easily purchase electricity plans with renewable fuel sources is at least partially determined by statewide initiatives. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric providers to generate a percentage of their electricity using green fuel types. Unfortunately, Alaska has no standards in place at this time. Furthermore, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that help with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Electricity in Alaska

Where does Alaska get its electricity?

The main fuel type used for electricity generation in Alaska is Natural Gas, making up 40.39% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal, which account for 29.83% and 11.66% of total production respectively.

Does Alaska have a deregulated electricity market?

No, the state has a regulated market, where citizens' electricity supplier choices are often determined by their location or state legislation.

How much does electricity cost in Alaska?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in Alaska in 2022 is 22.91 cents.

What is the average electric bill in Alaska?

The Alaska average electricity bill is $134 so far in 2022.

How many electric companies offer service in Alaska?

Alaska has 53 electricity companies operating in the area.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Alaska?

What electricity company is the largest provider in Alaska?

The largest electricity provider in Alaska by megawatt hours sold is Chugach Electric.

How many power plants are in Alaska?

Alaska has 129 active power plants generating electricity for the state.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-13