Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Electricity Overview

Wind turbines in Anchorage Municipality generate 41,759 megawatt hours of electricity.

The US average residential rate per kilowatt hour is 14.46 cents, while residents of Anchorage Municipality pay an average rate of 89.52% above the national average at 27.41 cents per kilowatt hour.

Anchorage Municipality's 23.80% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel types for electric generation over the course of the last 12 months is surely a step in the wrong direction.

Anchorage Municipality produces 8.81 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 12 highest county out of 30 counties in the state for production per capita.

At $120.48, the Anchorage Municipality average monthly residential electricity bill is 9.79% lower than the Alaska average.

Anchorage Municipality uses non-renewable fuels to generate 8.53 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 454th highest county in the US for non-renewable generation per capita.


  • Total Consumption

    2,381,337 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.18 MWh


  • Total Production

    2,565,569 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    81,690 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,483,879 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.81 MWh


  • CO2 Emissions

    1,004,373,160 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,448.53 kg

Anchorage municipality, AK Electricity Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Anchorage municipality is about 27.41 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 19.63% above Alaska's average rate of 22.91 cents, ranking the city at 10th best average for electricity rate out of 359 cities in the state. Power production plants in the city are fueled by non-renewable fuels for 96.82% of the megawatt hours produce. This is the most out of the 359 cities in Alaska. Selling an estimated 2,488,338.12 megawatt hours each year, Chugach Electric is the largest vendor in the city.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Anchorage municipality averages 3,448.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use, which ranks them 335th worst in Alaska out of 359 cities for emissions efficiency. At 3,448.53 kilograms per person and 291,247 residents in the city, the city emits 1,004,373,160.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the highest amount in the state for total pollution from electricity use. Natural Gas makes up 96.82% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Anchorage municipality. Wind and Landfill Gas make up 1.63% and 1.56% of production, respectively. Anchorage municipality has 7 electricity plants, which is the highest for a city in the state.

Average 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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.302/kWh$0.238/kWh$163.15/mo.$93.18/mo.
10th27.41¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Anchorage municipality
4th$120.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for Anchorage municipality Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Anchorage municipality, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED35.70141.226,6169,502,712
Chugach ElectricBUNDLED20.3598.691,805,318707,427143,956,735
Matanuska Electric AssociationBUNDLED21.73132.6678,552454,29198,726,076

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

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Electricity 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 1,041,694428,358,367.64411.21
George M Sullivan Generation Plant 2Chugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 761,372314,575,389.38413.17
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 678,552311,891,083.98459.64
Fire Island WindCook Inlet Region, Inc. (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Wind 41,759
JBER Landfill Gas Power PlantDoyon Utilities, LLC (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Landfill Gas 39,94021,361,235.81534.83
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 2,2525,890,260.542,615.57

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a county. Anchorage Municipality averages 3,448.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen from electricity use. At 3,448.53 kilograms per person and 291,247 citizens in the county, the county emits 1,004,373,160.44 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. This is the 348th worst rank in the United States Roughly 96.82% of Anchorage Municipality's electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Other fuels used include Wind at 1.63% and Landfill Gas at 1.56%. Anchorage Municipality has 6 electricity plants, which is 7th highest in the state.

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Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Anchorage Municipality providing electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. The state has highly restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Anchorage Municipality averages out to about 6.30% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Anchorage Municipality receiving a rank of 2576th best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Power Companies in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska


Which electricity company is the largest provider in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

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

What electricity companies offer service in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Chugach Electric135,636
2Matanuska Electric Association5,127
3Alaska Power and Telephone21

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

Anchorage Municipality, Alaska is home to 3 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

How many power plants are within Anchorage Municipality, Alaska?

There are 6 active electricity plants in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-13