Bethel Census Area, Alaska Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Electricity Overview

Bethel Census Area is the 6th most populated county in Alaska, with 18,666 citizens residing within the county's borders.

Bethel Census Area generates 100.00% of its electricity from non-renewable fuel types, resulting in a ranking of 713th out of 3221 counties in the United States for total electricity production from non-renewable fuel sources.

Residents in Bethel Census Area, on average, pay $210.96 per month for residential electricity, compared to the nationwide average of $123.86.

When measuring CO2 emissions per capita, Bethel Census Area saw a 0.19% drop during the preceding year.

Bethel Census Area's average residential price per kilowatt hour is 330.49% more than the nationwide average rate, at 60.23 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.99 cents.

The county is the 14th highest generator of electricity out of 30 counties in the state, producing 53,423 megawatt hours.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    151,834 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.13 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    53,423 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    53,423 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.86 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    79,048,045 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,234.87 kg

Bethel, AK Electricity Overview

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Bethel's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 60.34 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, regrettably, 331.27% higher than the average national rate of 13.99 cents. More electricity is consumed in Bethel than is produced, with electricity usage totaling 119.39% of production. Non-renewable fuels are used to generate 43,094 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of their total production.

Releasing 33,624,520.77 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Bethel ranks 6th highest out of 359 cities in Alaska for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 5,316.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 22nd highest in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use. The city is home to one power plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Bethel's main fuel is Distillate Fuel Oil, accounting for 43,094 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bethel

Bethel residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.431/kWh$0.369/kWh$248.64/mo.$133.28/mo.
290th60.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bethel
324th$211.26Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bethel Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bethel, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED34.08135.9926,7249,108,814
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED48.24230.1143,09445,12021,764,220
Kuiggluum KallugviaBUNDLED51.17180.82792.91405,757.31
Middle Kuskokwim ElectricBUNDLED107.88298.11394.6425,703.09

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Kwethluk, AK Electricity Overview

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Kwethluk's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 60.34 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, regrettably, 331.27% higher than the average national rate of 13.99 cents. The largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Alaska Village Electric Cooperative. With a population of 812 citizens, the city is the 84th most populated city in the state.

Releasing 2,833,742.37 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Kwethluk ranks 92nd highest out of 359 cities in Alaska for total emissions from electricity use. This total results in 3,489.83 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, ranking the city 189th worst in Alaska for pollution per capita from electricity use. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kwethluk

Kwethluk residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.431/kWh$0.369/kWh$248.64/mo.$133.28/mo.
290th60.34¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kwethluk
324th$211.26Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kwethluk Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kwethluk, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED34.08135.9926,7249,108,814
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED48.24230.1145,12021,764,220
Kuiggluum KallugviaBUNDLED51.17180.82792.91405,757.31
Middle Kuskokwim ElectricBUNDLED107.88298.11394.6425,703.09

Quinhagak, AK Electricity Overview

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Quinhagak's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 60.21 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, regrettably, 330.34% higher than the average national rate of 13.99 cents. More electricity is consumed in Quinhagak than is produced, with electricity usage totaling 264.33% of production. Non-renewable fuels are used to generate 2,388 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of their total production.

Releasing 2,954,555.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Quinhagak ranks 85th highest out of 359 cities in Alaska for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 3,807.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, the city ranks 58th highest in the state for emissions per capita from electricity use. The city is home to one power plant. For the purpose of electricity production, Quinhagak's main fuel is Distillate Fuel Oil, accounting for 2,388 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of production in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Quinhagak

Quinhagak residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.430/kWh$0.368/kWh$248.17/mo.$133.01/mo.
287th60.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Quinhagak
315th$210.88Average residential monthly electricity bill for Quinhagak Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Quinhagak, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED34.08135.9926,7249,108,814
Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED48.24230.112,38845,12021,764,220
Kuiggluum KallugviaBUNDLED51.17180.82792.91405,757.31
Middle Kuskokwim ElectricBUNDLED107.88298.11394.6425,703.09

Electricity Production in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Power Plants in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Bethel AK Distillate Fuel Oil 43,09430,039,915.67697.08
Toksook Bay AK Distillate Fuel Oil 3,7022,539,639.32686.02
Kasigluk CDP AK Distillate Fuel Oil 2,7371,892,672.48691.51
Quinhagak AK Distillate Fuel Oil 2,3881,270,967.95532.23
Lower Kalskag AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,5021,083,686.12721.5

Bethel Census Area, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 5th highest ranked county out of 30 counties in Alaska, Bethel Census Area releases 79,048,044.99 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Averaging 4,234.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, the county ranks 1964th worst for emissions per capita from electricity use. The county is home to 5 power plants, which is 449th most in the country. Bethel Census Area has approximately 100.00% of its electricity generated from Distillate Fuel Oil.

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Bethel Census Area, Alaska Net Metering

There are 9 companies in Bethel Census Area offering electricity. Of those 9, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their consumers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has highly restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more realistic.

Energy Loss

Bethel Census Area has an average of 4.09% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Bethel Census Area a rank of 7th best in the state out of 30.

Providers In Each City in Bethel Census Area:

  • Akiak, Alaska:
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
  • Aniak, Alaska:
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 20.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 20.00%
    • Aniak Light & Power Company: 19.99%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 20.00%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 20.00%
  • Bethel, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
  • Chefornak, Alaska:
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 18.89%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 21.67%
    • Chefornak, Alaska Electric Utility: 21.66%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 18.89%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 18.89%
  • Chuathbaluk, Alaska:
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
  • Eek, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 24.52%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 26.44%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 24.52%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 24.52%
  • Goodnews Bay, Alaska:
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 27.19%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 24.27%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 24.27%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 24.27%
  • Kwethluk, Alaska:
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
  • Lower Kalskag, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
  • Mekoryuk, Alaska:
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.28%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 24.15%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.28%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.28%
  • Napakiak, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 18.95%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 18.95%
    • Napakiak Ircinraq Power: 21.56%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 21.59%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 18.95%
  • Napaskiak, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
  • Nightmute, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 24.65%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 24.65%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 24.65%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 26.04%
  • Nunapitchuk, Alaska:
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%
  • Platinum, Alaska:
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 20.85%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 26.38%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 26.38%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 26.38%
  • Quinhagak, Alaska:
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 24.88%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.37%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 24.88%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 24.88%
  • Toksook Bay, Alaska:
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 23.31%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 30.07%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 23.31%
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 23.31%
  • Upper Kalskag, Alaska:
    • Middle Kuskokwim Electric: 25.00%
    • Kuiggluum Kallugvia: 25.00%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 25.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Bethel Census Area, Alaska?

Bethel Census Area, Alaska is home to 9 electricity suppliers operating in the area.

How many power plants are within Bethel Census Area, Alaska?

Bethel Census Area, Alaska has 5 active electricity plants producing electricity for the county and surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Bethel Census Area, Alaska?

By total megawatt hours sold, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity provider in Bethel Census Area, Alaska.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-13