Alaska Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Alaska

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Electricity Companies & Statistics in Alaska

  • Population
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    733,583
  • Total Production
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    6,702,155 MWh / 9.14 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    6,053,344 MWh / 8.25 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    1,528,890 MWh / 2.08 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    2,915,124,790 kg / 3,973.82 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    5,175,751 MWh / 7.06 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alaska

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.251/kWh$0.203/kWh$181.84/mo.$103.96/mo.
45th24.24¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Alaska
30th$140.3Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alaska Residents

Alaska Electricity Fuel Mix

Alaska's Electricity Prices and Usage

The Alaska residential electricity rate in 2024 currently averages 24.24 cents per kilowatt hour while the national average price is 16.07 cents. Alaska ranks as the 45th 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. With annual production of 6,702,155.39 megawatt hours, Alaska is the 49th largest generator of electricity in the country. In the state of Alaska, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production has dropped by 13.72% within the past 12 months, a worrisome trend. As the 32nd highest polluting state based on emissions per capita from electricity consumption, Alaska citizens create emissions of 3,973.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions each. The state has seen a 2316.30% increase in electricity produced from solar fields in the last year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Chugach ElectricBUNDLED21.30109.33596,910.96127,161,7262,260,960.02
Matanuska Electric AssociationBUNDLED22.27136.28466,022.69103,788,845559,503.98
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED30.41179.65287,134.4387,314,489912,383
Homer Electric AssociationBUNDLED29.22144.88175,166.4551,176,843448,512
Alaska Electric Light & Power CompanyBUNDLED12.81113.38162,752.4120,845,048144,703
KPU KetchikanBUNDLED11.95116.776,826.249,182,80084,081
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED65.99316.7244,436.1929,322,505118,201
City of Sitka UtilitiesBUNDLED19.45194.0741,257.518,026,032.92120,375
Kodiak Electric Association IncBUNDLED17.44121.4540,3707,041,000160,149
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED37.77151.9427,503.1310,386,89474,030

Commercial Electricity Providers in Alaska

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Chugach ElectricBUNDLED16.891,076.081,249,954.56211,102,3292,260,960.02
Matanuska Electric AssociationBUNDLED19.20749.83318,922.261,246,506559,503.98
Homer Electric AssociationBUNDLED25.75787.45160,656.5341,374,246448,512
Alaska Electric Light & Power CompanyBUNDLED10.76455.36124,779.2113,421,662144,703
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED28.59414.22119,641.9934,208,751912,383
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED54.98986.0281,614.8344,875,543118,201
KPU KetchikanBUNDLED11.40528.0276,635.118,732,88184,081
Copper Valley ElectricBUNDLED28.691,998.862,246.8917,857,261.2693,272
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED30.67471.6249,775.8615,265,30174,030
TDX PowerBUNDLED26.075,439.4847,821.8312,467,291.3352,679

Power Plants in Alaska

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
North Pole Waste/other Oil 457,542299,463,014.27654.5
Healy CDP Coal 398,364524,754,407.551,317.27
University of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Alaska (100.00%)
College CDP Coal 71,06441,025,396.47577.3
Tesoro Kenai Cogeneration PlantTesoro Alaska Company LLC (100.00%)
Nikiski CDP Natural Gas 66,81913,760,606.37205.94
Unalaska Distillate Fuel Oil 43,34328,675,973.56661.61
JBER Landfill Gas Power PlantDoyon Utilities, LLC (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality Landfill Gas 39,76521,454,641.09539.54
Westward SeafoodsWestward Seafoods Inc (100.00%)
Unalaska Distillate Fuel Oil 18,738.36,041,468.65322.41
Beluga CDP Natural Gas 10,18814,132,796.31,387.2
Fort Greely Power PlantDoyon Utilities - Fort Greely (100.00%)
Fort Greely CDP Distillate Fuel Oil 94.0868,600.86729.18
Battery Energy Storage SystemGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
Fairbanks Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -2,485

Quick Facts

Alaska released 2,915,124,789.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity production, which is the 48th highest of all states in the United States.

While most states work to inhibit the use of non-renewable fuels, Alaska's burning of these fuel sources for electricity has actually increased by 9.27% in the last 12 months.

As the 49th highest generator of solar energy in the nation, Alaska produces a total of 7,699.28 megawatt hours.

Alaska experienced a 347,215,756.76 kilogram (12.05%) increase in CO2 emissions caused by the use of electricity within the preceding 12 months.

Electricity generation from the use of coal as a fuel totals 734,973.24 megawatt hours, giving Alaska the 38th position in the countrywide rankings.

Alaska is the 47th largest producer of megawatt hours generated using sustainable fuel types.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Aleutians East Borough3,409438.73$161.06/mo
Aleutians West Census Area5,2513239.55$155.22/mo
Anchorage Municipality287,1453128.83$130.64/mo
Bethel Census Area18,5141172.20$238.57/mo
Bristol Bay Borough849237.77$151.94/mo
Chugach Census Area7,015535.95$147.50/mo
Copper River Census Area2,635436.36$148.32/mo
Denali Borough2,1872137.24$153.93/mo
Dillingham Census Area4,899453.32$237.89/mo
Fairbanks North Star Borough95,3563355.10$217.90/mo
Haines Borough2,098254.76$202.18/mo
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area2,327340.37$154.56/mo
Juneau City and Borough32,240324.95$132.13/mo
Kenai Peninsula Borough58,7113237.28$151.53/mo
Ketchikan Gateway Borough13,939224.90$134.38/mo
Kodiak Island Borough13,218540.44$197.46/mo
Kusilvak Census Area8,354251.83$234.06/mo
Lake and Peninsula Borough986837.93$152.37/mo
Matanuska-Susitna Borough113,325235.99$150.14/mo
Nome Census Area10,070551.96$234.80/mo
North Slope Borough10,865464.53$183.06/mo
Northwest Arctic Borough7,776451.89$234.43/mo
Petersburg Borough3,368235.84$152.68/mo
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area5,886236.79$151.52/mo
Sitka City and Borough8,518228.23$173.88/mo
Skagway Municipality1,329346.96$176.58/mo
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6,8492137.22$153.98/mo
Wrangell City and Borough2,162355.22$204.17/mo
Yakutat City and Borough562251.59$232.68/mo
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area5,433985.11$221.61/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Alaska is home to 10 electricity producing plants, which is the 49th highest in the country and 14th most when counting plants per person. Power generating facilities in the state most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 52.75% (or 3,535,606.01 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Conventional Hydroelectric at 20.19% and Coal at 10.97% of generation. Alaska residents average 3,973.82 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 2,915,124,789.5 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
52.75%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
20.19%
COAL
Coal
Coal
10.97%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
7.75%
WASTE/OTHER OIL
Waste/other Oil
5.75%
OTHER
Other
2.64%

Alaska Net Metering

Of the 54 electricity suppliers in Alaska, 9 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 4.46%. This includes data from 10 companies, including Chugach Electric, Matanuska Electric Association, and Golden Valley Electric. With a United States average of 2.87%, Alaska is the 43rd 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 52.75% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal, which account for 20.19% and 10.97% 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 2024 is 24.24 cents.

What is the average electric bill in Alaska?

The Alaska average electricity bill is $140 so far in 2024.

How many electric companies offer service in Alaska?

Alaska has 54 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 10 active power plants generating electricity for the state.

Ginalyn Gelera
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2024-06-10