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Electricity In Alaska
- Total Consumption5,862,466 MWh / 8.01 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions2,732,127,421 kg
- Total Production5,686,556 MWh / 7.77 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alaska
Alaska residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.
Energy Profile of Alaska
Alaska's Electricity Prices and Usage
Alaska's average electricity rate in 2021 is 22.63 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 69.78% above the United States average rate of 13.33 cents. Residents in the state don’t have much choice in their electricity provider due to the fact that Alaska has a regulated electricity market based on the consumer’s home address. Overall, residents living in state use a grand total of over 5,800,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs. Chugach Electric has 99,852 total residential customers, which is more than any other provider who operate in the state. Power plants in the state generate 97.00% of the electricity that is needed for everyday electricity consumption by the residents living their, so they must bring in the remaining 3.00%. The state has emissions of 3,734.74 kilograms per capita of carbon dioxide equivalent gases, compared to the US average of 4,582.45.
Electricity Providers in Alaska
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Matanuska Electric Association||21.45||132.3||448,923||96,280,657||757,505.23||331,189,177.97|
|Golden Valley Electric||25.55||154.49||290,056||74,121,337||910,358||1,555,861,259.98|
|Homer Electric Association||28.71||145.15||172,168||49,432,904||443,686||211,027,470.21|
|Alaska Electric Light & Power Company||12.22||108.18||158,771||19,397,484||124,714||317,520,997.53|
|Alaska Village Electric Cooperative||48.07||219.99||43,634||20,975,567||114,614||137,609,245.2|
|City of Sitka Utilities||18.58||161.31||39,570||7,352,000||109,927||6,417,852.9|
|Kodiak Electric Association Inc||17.46||111.37||37,737||6,588,000||151,101||7,576,541.2|
Power Plants in Alaska
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Southcentral Power ProjectChugach Electric (30.00%)Chugach Electric (70.00%)
Eklutna Generation StationMatanuska Electric Association (100.00%)
North PoleGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
Bradley LakeAlaska Energy Authority (100.00%)
George M Sullivan Generation Plant 2Chugach Electric (100.00%)
Nikiski Co-GenerationHomer Electric Association (100.00%)
HealyGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
Aurora Energy LLC ChenaAurora Energy LLC (100.00%)
Eklutna Hydro ProjectMatanuska Electric Association (16.70%)Chugach Electric (53.30%)Chugach Electric (30.00%)
Electricity use per person in Alaska amounts to 8.01 megawatt hours per year.
Carbon dioxide equivalent emissions due to the consumption of electricity have dropped by -204,297,475.51 kilograms (7.13%) in Alaska over the course of the most recent year.
Over 33.41% of Alaska ’s electricity production comes from renewable fuel types, ranking Alaska at 45th in the US for total renewable electricity production.
Alaska had a 6.38% drop in carbon dioxide emissions per capita over the last 12 months.
Alaska has seen a 4.43% increase in hydroelectric power generation over the course of the last year.
In Alaska, 3,790,176.74 megawatt hours of electricity are generated from non-renewable fuels. Alaska ranks 48th worst in the US for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Aleutians East Borough||3,337||4 providers||2||69.82||$303.89/mo|
|Aleutians West Census Area||5,634||2 providers||4||41.15||$165.90/mo|
|Anchorage Municipality||288,000||18 providers||6||27.33||$121.69/mo|
|Bethel Census Area||18,386||30 providers||5||58.81||$206.21/mo|
|Bristol Bay Borough||836||8 providers||1||50.96||$189.41/mo|
|Denali Borough||2,097||14 providers||2||62.03||$201.31/mo|
|Dillingham Census Area||4,916||12 providers||3||61.36||$217.02/mo|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||96,849||16 providers||7||60.76||$200.09/mo|
|Haines Borough||2,530||4 providers||42.49||$145.92/mo|
|Hoonah-Angoon Census Area||2,148||11 providers||45.42||$151.98/mo|
|Juneau City and Borough||31,974||4 providers||8||37.55||$156.06/mo|
|Kenai Peninsula Borough||58,708||21 providers||7||29.48||$137.00/mo|
|Ketchikan Gateway Borough||13,901||5 providers||6||29.82||$142.41/mo|
|Kodiak Island Borough||12,998||4 providers||6||38.79||$157.36/mo|
|Kusilvak Census Area||8,314||10 providers||51.33||$219.11/mo|
|Lake and Peninsula Borough||1,592||13 providers||1||62.78||$207.28/mo|
|Matanuska-Susitna Borough||108,317||10 providers||23.96||$125.32/mo|
|Nome Census Area||10,004||16 providers||9||49.75||$190.21/mo|
|North Slope Borough||9,832||16 providers||8||25.00||$123.40/mo|
|Northwest Arctic Borough||7,621||16 providers||8||44.72||$204.26/mo|
|Petersburg Borough||3,266||5 providers||35.90||$163.65/mo|
|Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area||6,203||5 providers||31.47||$144.10/mo|
|Sitka City and Borough||8,493||3 providers||3||37.19||$162.16/mo|
|Skagway Municipality||1,183||4 providers||42.49||$145.92/mo|
|Southeast Fairbanks Census Area||6,893||18 providers||4||49.51||$160.45/mo|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area||9,202||13 providers||45.84||$151.09/mo|
|Wrangell City and Borough||2,502||6 providers||25.25||$135.23/mo|
|Yakutat City and Borough||579||3 providers||1||36.63||$160.31/mo|
|Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area||5,230||21 providers||59.10||$193.95/mo|
About 2,732,127,421.14 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases are released each year in the state of Alaska because of electricity generation. The state also ranks 36th highest in pollution per citizen, averaging 3,734.74 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases emissions per person in the state. Approximately 38.39% of Alaska’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 30.19% (1,716,790.66 megawatt hours) and 12.94% (736,094.71 megawatt hours) respectively. Alaska is home to 143 electricity producing plants, which is the 23rd highest number of plants in a state and the 1st highest number of plants per capita in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Alaska
What is the average electricity rate in Alaska?
The average electric rate in Alaska is 22.63 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Petersburg Power Plant, at 10.20 cents per kilowatt hour.
How much does electricity cost in Alaska?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity in Alaska in 2021 is 22.63 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Alaska?
In 2021, Alaska has an average electric bill of $133, while the nationwide average is $120.