Electricity in Alaska
Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics
Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Alaska
- Population see rank733,391
- Total Production see rank5,943,527 MWh / 8.1 MWh per capita
- Total Consumption see rank5,965,589 MWh / 8.13 MWh per capita
- Total Production from Renewable see rank1,810,433 MWh / 2.47 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption see rank2,721,604,735 kg / 3,710.99 kg per capita
- Total Production from Non-Renewable see rank4,136,527 MWh / 5.64 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 Electricity Rates:
Energy Profile of Alaska
Alaska's Electricity Prices and Usage
The Alaska residential electricity rate in 2022 currently averages 22.72 cents per kilowatt hour while the national average price is 13.99 cents. Alaska ranks as the 48th 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 5,943,527.08 megawatt hours, Alaska is the 49th largest generator of electricity in the country. Renewable fuel usage for electricity production has fallen by 6.27% throughout the past year in Alaska. The state ranks as the 49th highest polluting state in the country based on total CO2 output, with over 2,721,604,734.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption. Chugach Electric sells 2,647,738 megawatt hours in the state each year, which is more than any other vendor.
Residential Electricity Providers in Alaska
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Matanuska Electric Association||BUNDLED||21.53||132.25||454,565||97,869,778||757,505.23|
|Golden Valley Electric||BUNDLED||27.76||166.46||288,978||80,222,566||899,478|
|Homer Electric Association||BUNDLED||28.15||143.11||175,087||49,288,764||443,686|
|Alaska Electric Light & Power Company||BUNDLED||12.05||109.2||163,765||19,726,445||124,714|
|Alaska Village Electric Cooperative||BUNDLED||48.24||230.11||45,120||21,764,220||114,614|
|City of Sitka Utilities||BUNDLED||17.07||156.41||41,409.49||7,070,161.35|
|Kodiak Electric Association Inc||BUNDLED||17.43||113.83||38,733||6,753,000||151,101|
|Alaska Power and Telephone||BUNDLED||34.08||135.99||26,724||9,108,814||65,450|
Power Plants in Alaska
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
North PoleGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
|North Pole||Waste/other Oil||464,977||292,454,333.18||628.97||Yes|
University of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Alaska (100.00%)
Tesoro Kenai Cogeneration PlantTesoro Alaska Company LLC (100.00%)
|Nikiski CDP||Natural Gas||64,878||13,359,977.4||205.92|
Dutch HarborUnalaska, Alaska Electric Utility (100.00%)
|Unalaska||Distillate Fuel Oil||45,654||30,290,834.79||663.49|
JBER Landfill Gas Power PlantDoyon Utilities, LLC (100.00%)
|Anchorage municipality||Landfill Gas||38,093||20,691,388.73||543.18|
Westward SeafoodsWestward Seafoods Inc (100.00%)
|Unalaska||Distillate Fuel Oil||16,291||5,147,657.26||315.98|
|Beluga CDP||Natural Gas||2,049||7,336,181.72||3,580.37|
Fort Greely Power PlantDoyon Utilities - Fort Greely (100.00%)
|Fort Greely CDP||Distillate Fuel Oil||59.78||42,375.48||708.86|
Battery Energy Storage SystemGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
|Fairbanks||Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source||-3,433|
Alaska is the 35th highest polluting state based on emissions per capita. The state emits 3,710.99 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.
Alaska is the 46th highest producer of megawatt hours produced using sustainable fuel sources.
Residents of the state consume over 5,900,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making the state the 51st largest consumer of electricity in the United States.
Alaska ranks 43rd for electricity consumption per capita, with citizens consuming 8.13 megawatt hours per year per person.
With 733,391 residents living within the state and 5,943,527.08 megawatt hours produced per year, Alaska had a megawatt hour per capita production of 8.1 megawatt hours. This is the 40th highest megawatt hour per capita amount in the United States.
There was a 2.54% drop in CO2 emissions per capita within the previous year in Alaska.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Aleutians East Borough||3,420||4||35.47||$148.05/mo|
|Aleutians West Census Area||5,232||3||2||34.38||$135.54/mo|
|Bethel Census Area||18,666||11||60.23||$210.96/mo|
|Bristol Bay Borough||844||2||34.08||$135.99/mo|
|Chugach Census Area||7,102||5||30.64||$125.65/mo|
|Copper River Census Area||2,617||4||30.70||$125.62/mo|
|Dillingham Census Area||4,857||4||42.55||$187.99/mo|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||95,655||3||3||46.36||$178.71/mo|
|Hoonah-Angoon Census Area||2,365||3||35.85||$135.35/mo|
|Juneau City and Borough||32,255||3||22.76||$122.23/mo|
|Kenai Peninsula Borough||58,799||3||2||33.74||$136.40/mo|
|Ketchikan Gateway Borough||13,948||2||22.95||$125.78/mo|
|Kodiak Island Borough||13,101||5||33.25||$160.39/mo|
|Kusilvak Census Area||8,368||2||41.14||$182.89/mo|
|Lake and Peninsula Borough||1,476||8||34.29||$136.43/mo|
|Nome Census Area||10,046||5||41.20||$183.30/mo|
|North Slope Borough||11,031||4||52.22||$146.10/mo|
|Northwest Arctic Borough||7,793||4||41.17||$183.11/mo|
|Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area||5,753||2||33.32||$136.02/mo|
|Sitka City and Borough||8,458||2||25.23||$146.62/mo|
|Southeast Fairbanks Census Area||6,808||2||1||33.62||$138.24/mo|
|Wrangell City and Borough||2,127||3||46.44||$162.57/mo|
|Yakutat City and Borough||662||2||41.02||$182.11/mo|
|Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area||5,343||9||64.06||$165.09/mo|
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 41.03% (or 2,438,640.34 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity generation in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Conventional Hydroelectric at 27.68% and Coal at 13.67% of generation. Alaska residents average 3,710.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident from electricity consumption. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity use of 2,721,604,734.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Alaska
Where does Alaska get its electricity?
The main fuel type used for electricity generation in Alaska is Natural Gas, making up 41.03% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel types are Conventional Hydroelectric and Coal, which account for 27.68% and 13.67% 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 22.72 cents.
What is the average electric bill in Alaska?
The Alaska average electricity bill is $133 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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Petersburg Power Plant||10.29||2,218|
|3||Alaska Electric Light & Power Company||12.05||17,578|
|4||Wrangell, Alaska Electric Utility||12.07||2,043|
|5||Metlakatla Power & Light||15.28||957|
|6||Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative||16.86||2,032|
|7||City of Sitka Utilities||17.07||5,772|
|8||North Slope Borough Power & Light||17.35||1,221|
|9||Kodiak Electric Association Inc||17.43||6,152|
What power companies offer service in Alaska?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|2||Matanuska Electric Association||68,369|
|3||Golden Valley Electric||47,495|
|4||Homer Electric Association||33,077|
|5||Alaska Electric Light & Power Company||17,578|
|6||Alaska Village Electric Cooperative||11,551|
|7||Alaska Power and Telephone||8,208|
|9||Kodiak Electric Association Inc||6,152|
|10||City of Sitka Utilities||5,772|
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.