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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.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Alaska
Alaska's Electricity Prices and Usage
Alaska's average residential 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 131,013 total residential customers, which is more than all other vendors who operate in the state . Citizens in the state consume 8.01 megawatt hours of electricity each, which is the 44th largest amount of electricity use per capita in the nation. About 33.41% of the states’ electricity is generated from sustainable fuel sources, ranking them as the 45th highest state for total sustainable electricity production.
Residential Electricity Providers in Alaska
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential 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|
|Alaska Power and Telephone||30.10||121.23||27,037||8,138,849||65,207||46,236,312.6|
Power Plants in Alaska
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Eklutna Generation StationMatanuska Electric Association (100.00%)
|Anchorage municipality||Natural Gas||729,085||335,788,565.14||460.56|
North PoleGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
|North Pole||Waste/other Oil||499,193||327,160,765.53||655.38||Yes|
Bradley LakeAlaska Energy Authority (100.00%)
|Kenai Peninsula Borough||Conventional Hydroelectric||466,635||28,774,034.25||61.66|
George M Sullivan Generation Plant 2Chugach Electric (100.00%)
|Anchorage municipality||Natural Gas||447,493||212,983,264.48||475.95|
Nikiski Combined CycleHomer Electric Association (100.00%)
SnettishamAlaska Industrial Dev&Exp Auth (100.00%)
|Juneau and||Conventional Hydroelectric||283,197||17,462,731.24||61.66|
|Matanuska-Susitna Borough||Conventional Hydroelectric||170,181||10,493,827.34||61.66|
Terror Lake MicrogridKodiak Electric Association Inc (100.00%)
|Kodiak Island Borough||Conventional Hydroelectric||126,419||7,795,347.42||61.66|
Tyee Lake Hydroelectric FacilitySoutheast Alaska Power Agency (100.00%)
Alaska generates 97.00% of their needed electricity and must import the additional 3.00% from other states.
Alaska generates the 32nd highest average of electricity per capita from natural gas, with the fuel source accounting for 1.01 megawatt hours a year per capita.
Alaska produces 33.41% of its electricity from renewable fuel types, or 2.6 megawatt hours per citizen each year.
The state of Alaska is the 41st highest producer of electricity sourced from coal.
Alaska is the 49th largest producer of electricity in the nation, producing 5,686,556.18 megawatt hours.
Alaska generates 66.65% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 5.18 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Alaska as the 41st highest state for non-renewable generation per capita a year.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Aleutians East Borough||3,337||4||1||78.65||$260.26/mo|
|Aleutians West Census Area||5,634||1||4||41.21||$166.37/mo|
|Bethel Census Area||18,386||9||5||64.48||$219.56/mo|
|Bristol Bay Borough||836||1||1|
|Dillingham Census Area||4,916||3||3||46.73||$206.92/mo|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||96,849||2||5||53.60||$203.89/mo|
|Hoonah-Angoon Census Area||2,148||1||3||69.57||$141.84/mo|
|Juneau City and Borough||31,974||2||8||12.22||$108.18/mo|
|Kenai Peninsula Borough||58,708||2||8||24.93||$126.68/mo|
|Ketchikan Gateway Borough||13,901||1||6||11.61||$111.08/mo|
|Kodiak Island Borough||12,998||2||7||32.76||$165.68/mo|
|Kusilvak Census Area||8,314||1||10||48.07||$219.99/mo|
|Lake and Peninsula Borough||1,592||2||1||78.37||$226.75/mo|
|Nome Census Area||10,004||3||9||44.57||$187.77/mo|
|North Slope Borough||9,832||3||9||47.36||$129.88/mo|
|Northwest Arctic Borough||7,621||3||7||51.20||$234.38/mo|
|Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area||6,203||2||7||29.55||$121.66/mo|
|Sitka City and Borough||8,493||1||18.58||$161.31/mo|
|Southeast Fairbanks Census Area||6,893||1||4||25.55||$154.49/mo|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area||9,202||5||10||56.35||$159.96/mo|
|Wrangell City and Borough||2,502||2||61.82||$202.00/mo|
|Yakutat City and Borough||579||1||1||48.07||$219.99/mo|
|Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area||5,230||10||2||69.47||$210.46/mo|
Emitting 2,732,127,421.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions, the state of Alaska is the 49th worst in the country for total emissions from electricity use. This total also can be equated to a ranking of 36th highest in the United States for emissions per resident with an average of 3,734.74 kilograms of emissions citizen. About 38.39% of Alaska’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Conventional Hydroelectric at 30.19% and Coal at 12.94% of production. Alaska is home to 126 electricity producing plants, which is the 25th 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 a good electricity rate in Alaska?
The average electricity price paid by residents of Alaska in 2021 is 22.63 cents per kilowatt hour.
Where does Alaska get its electricity?
Alaska’s electricity is produced using primarily Natural Gas, which makes up 38.39% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal, which make up 30.19% and 12.94% of total generation respectively.
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Alaska?
The largest electricity company in Alaska by megawatt hours sold is Chugach Electric.
How many power plants are located within Alaska?
There are 126 active electricity plants located in Alaska
What power companies offer service in Alaska?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Matanuska Electric Association||67,271|
|3||Golden Valley Electric||47,261|
|4||Homer Electric Association||32,684|
|5||Alaska Electric Light & Power Company||17,447|
|6||Alaska Village Electric Cooperative||11,503|
|7||Alaska Power and Telephone||8,168|
|9||Kodiak Electric Association Inc||6,132|
|10||City of Sitka Utilities||5,819|
How many electric companies offer service in Alaska?
Alaska has 53 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.
Does Alaska have a deregulated electricity market?
No, Alaska has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single provider choice for their electricity needs.
What is the average electric bill in Alaska?
The average electric bill in Alaska in 2021 is $133 while the national average is $120.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Alaska?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Petersburg Power Plant||10.20||2,196|
|2||Wrangell, Alaska Electric Utility||11.43||2,072|
|4||Alaska Electric Light & Power Company||12.22||17,447|
|5||Metlakatla Power & Light||14.68||939|
|6||Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative||15.49||2,040|
|7||North Slope Borough Power & Light||16.93||1,209|
|8||Kodiak Electric Association Inc||17.46||6,132|
|9||City of Sitka Utilities||18.58||5,819|