Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Electric Profile

Non-renewable fuels are used in the production of 95.67% of the megawatt hours produced in Anchorage Municipality, ranking it 1st out of 29 counties in the state for total megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel types.

Anchorage Municipality produces 90,715.39 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Anchorage Municipality 6th in the state out of 29 counties for total sustainable electricity production.

The use of non-renewable fuel sources in electricity production in Anchorage Municipality has been curtailed by 7.23% during the course of the previous 12 months.

Anchorage Municipality ranks 231st in the nation out of 3220 counties for total natural gas generation, with 2,006,292.11 megawatt hours produced using the fuel type.

Anchorage Municipality has the 484th highest electricity production in the United States out of 3220 counties, generating 2,097,134 megawatt hours.

Anchorage Municipality consumes 11.07% more megawatt hours than it produces.


  • Total Consumption

    2,329,227 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.09 MWh


  • Total Production

    2,097,134 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    90,715 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,006,419 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.28 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    1,026,982,706 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,565.91 kg

Anchorage municipality, AK Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity price for Anchorage municipality is approximately 20.93 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is below the Alaska average rate of 22.55 cents per kilowatt hour it is higher than the United States average of 13.62 cents. The city is ranked 1st in Alaska in total electricity produced from power generating plants within its borders, with 2,091,169 megawatt hours produced. Wind turbines in the city generate 47,201 megawatt hours of electricity.

Approximately 1,050,045,667.06 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted each year in Anchorage municipality from electricity consumption. This total also equates to a ranking of 314th highest in Alaska for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to 7 power plants, which is 2nd most in Alaska and 84th most when considering plants per citizen. Anchorage municipality's power plants most often use Natural Gas, which accounts for 95.94% (or 2,006,292.11 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the city. Adding Natural Gas totals to Wind (2.26%) and Landfill Gas (1.80%), these three fuel types make up 99.99% electricity production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Anchorage municipality

Anchorage municipality residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.226/kWh$0.188/kWh$151.54/mo.$82.91/mo.
15th20.93¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Anchorage municipality
9th$106.59Average residential monthly electricity bill for Anchorage municipality Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Anchorage municipality, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Chugach ElectricBUNDLED20.86102.871,277,310718,499149,862,666
Matanuska Electric AssociationBUNDLED21.43132.18729,085452,62897,009,344

Zips with electric coverage in Anchorage municipality, Alaska include: 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 99518 and 6 other zip code(s).

Energy Production in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

Power Plants in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Southcentral Power ProjectChugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 822,673345,218,123.04419.63
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 729,085335,788,565.14460.56
George M Sullivan Generation Plant 2Chugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 447,493212,983,158.36475.95
Fire Island WindCook Inlet Region, Inc. (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Wind 47,201
JBER Landfill Gas Power PlantDoyon Utilities, LLC (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Landfill Gas 37,57320,510,930.94545.9
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 7,6466,143,842.94803.54
Anchorage Municipality AK Conventional Hydroelectric 5,965
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas -502755,680.52-1,505.34

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Anchorage Municipality has the 338th highest amount of total CO2 emissions from electricity use of all counties in the United States, releasing 1,026,982,706.11 kilograms a year. This total also equates to a ranking of 16th worst in the state for emissions per resident. About 95.67% of electricity in Anchorage Municipality comes from generation using Natural Gas. Wind and Landfill Gas are also primary fuel types in the county, with 47,201 (2.25%) and 37,549.39 (1.79%) megawatt hours produced from each, respectively. Anchorage Municipality isp home to 8 power plants, which is 292nd most in the country and 1562nd highest when considering plants per citizen.

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Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Net Metering

There are 2 companies in Anchorage Municipality providing electricity. Of those 2, 2 of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state has heavily restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Anchorage Municipality who report energy loss statistics had an average of 6.30% of energy generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Anchorage Municipality having a rank of 2641st best in the nation for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska


What electricity companies offer service in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Chugach Electric133,995
2Matanuska Electric Association4,582

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

The largest electricity supplier in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska by total revenue is Chugach Electric.

How many electric companies offer service in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska has 2 electricity suppliers offering service in the area.

How many power plants are located in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is home to 8 active electricity plants generating electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-16