Chugach Census Area, Alaska Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Chugach Census Area, Alaska Electricity Overview

With total production of 106,925 megawatt hours, Chugach Census Area is the 11th highest generator of electricity of all 30 counties in the state.

Chugach Census Area is the 6 largest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 30 counties in the state, with a population of 7,102 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 106,925.

Chugach Census Area is ranked 21st out of 30 for worst polluting county in Alaska based on pollution per person. The county emits 2,694.75 kilograms per capita per year of CO2 gases.

Chugach Census Area produces 59,863 megawatt hours from hydroelectric plants in the past 12 months, which gives them a rank of 307th highest in the US out of 3221 counties for total hydroelectric generation.

Chugach Census Area generates 44.01% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel types. This equates to 6.63 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Chugach Census Area as the 482nd highest county in the United States out of 3221 counties for non-renewable production per capita per year.

Residents of Chugach Census Area pay about 0.58% less than the $123.86 nationwide average monthly residential electric bill.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    57,769 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.13 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    106,925 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    59,863 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    47,062 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    15.06 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    19,138,123 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,694.75 kg

Valdez, AK Electricity Overview

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Valdez's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 30.21 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 32.99% higher than Alaska's average price of 22.72 cents, which ranks the city 41st best average for electricity price out of 359 cities in Alaska. There is 117.09% more electricity produced than consumed in Valdez, leading to potential exportation of the excess. Electric production plants in the city have attained a 22.90% increase the use of renewable fuel sources versus non-renewable fuels.

When considering electricity production, Valdez's top fuel source is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 41,182 megawatt hours, or 58.52% of production in the city. Waste/other Oil and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 25,547 megawatt hours (36.30%) and 3,642 megawatt hours (5.18%), respectively. The city is the 38th highest ranked city in the state out of 359 when it comes to total pollution from electricity consumption, with the city emitting 10,035,242.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per person in the city, which amounts to 2,518.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. Using this measurement the city is the 340th highest polluting city in the state. Valdez has 3 electricity generation plants, which is the 6th highest for a city in Alaska.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Valdez

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.375/kWh$0.263/kWh$200.98/mo.$89.30/mo.
41st30.21¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Valdez
7th$124.37Average residential monthly electricity bill for Valdez Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Valdez, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED34.08135.9926,7249,108,814
Copper Valley ElectricBUNDLED27.15115.270,37115,383.274,176,052.59

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Cordova, AK Electricity Overview

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Cordova's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 32.67 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 43.80% higher than Alaska's average price of 22.72 cents, which ranks the city 95th best average for electricity price out of 359 cities in Alaska. There is 25.63% more electricity produced than consumed in Cordova, leading to potential exportation of the excess. Electric production plants in the city have attained a 11.23% increase the use of renewable fuel sources versus non-renewable fuels.

Coming in at as the 61st worst ranked city out of 359 cities in the state, Cordova releases 4,770,586.15 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. More importantly, the city averages 1,828.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which is a better measurement of the city's emission levels. There are 4 electricity producing plants in the city, which is the 3rd most power plants in a city in Alaska.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cordova

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.375/kWh$0.263/kWh$200.98/mo.$89.30/mo.
95th32.67¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cordova
36th$129.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cordova Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cordova, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED34.08135.9926,7249,108,814
Copper Valley ElectricBUNDLED27.15115.215,383.274,176,052.59
Cordova Electric CoopBUNDLED37.49139.3226,7464,329.811,623,396.07

Glennallen CDP, AK Electricity Overview

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Glennallen CDP's inhabitants purchase electricity for, on average, 30.62 cents per kilowatt hour. Regrettably, this is 34.78% higher than Alaska's average price of 22.72 cents, which ranks the city 45th best average for electricity price out of 359 cities in Alaska. Electricity generation in Glennallen CDP surpasses usage by around 137.75%. The city generates 8,490 megawatt hours from its power generating plants, which is the 26th largest total production for a city in the state.

Glennallen CDP is the 95th highest ranked city in the state out of 359 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 2,746,976.05 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 13th worst in Alaska for emissions per resident from electricity use, with an average of 6,257.35 kilograms of emissions per person. Distillate Fuel Oil is the primary fuel in Glennallen CDP, with 100.00% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Glennallen CDP has one power generation plant.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Glennallen CDP

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.375/kWh$0.263/kWh$200.98/mo.$89.30/mo.
45th30.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Glennallen CDP
9th$125.59Average residential monthly electricity bill for Glennallen CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Glennallen CDP, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alaska Power and TelephoneBUNDLED34.08135.9926,7249,108,814
Copper Valley ElectricBUNDLED27.15115.28,49015,383.274,176,052.59

Electricity Production in Chugach Census Area, Alaska

Power Plants in Chugach Census Area, Alaska

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Valdez AK Conventional Hydroelectric 41,182
Valdez AK Waste/other Oil 25,54718,686,933.62731.47
Cordova AK Conventional Hydroelectric 15,433
Glennallen CDP AK Distillate Fuel Oil 8,4906,531,009.11769.26
Cordova AK Distillate Fuel Oil 8,0655,993,166.53743.11
Valdez AK Distillate Fuel Oil 3,6423,098,965.97850.9
Cordova AK Conventional Hydroelectric 3,248
Slana Generating Station Alaska Power and Telephone (100.00%)
Slana CDP AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,4031,112,504.41792.95
Eyak Service Center BESSCordova Electric Coop (100.00%)
Cordova AK Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -85

Chugach Census Area, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Chugach Census Area's top fuel source is Conventional Hydroelectric, making up 59,863 megawatt hours, or 55.99% of production in the county. Waste/other Oil and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 25,547 megawatt hours (23.89%) and 21,600 megawatt hours (20.20%), respectively. The county's electricity use results in CO2 emissions totaling 19,138,123.28 kilograms, which is 15th largest emissions amount in the state out of 30 counties. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per person in the county, which amounts to 2,694.75 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks the county as the 2445th highest polluting county in the nation. Chugach Census Area is home to 9 power plants, which is the 2nd highest number of plants within a county in Alaska.

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
55.99%
WASTE/OTHER OIL
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
23.89%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
20.20%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.08%

Chugach Census Area, Alaska Net Metering

Chugach Census Area has 2 out of 4 providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Alaska has heavily restricted state level net metering legislation.

Providers In Each City in Chugach Census Area:

  • Cordova, Alaska:
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 23.12%
    • Copper Valley Electric: 27.75%
    • Cordova Electric Coop: 24.93%
    • Birch Creek Village Electric Utility: 24.19%
  • Valdez, Alaska:
    • Copper Valley Electric: 38.18%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 30.16%
    • Birch Creek Village Electric Utility: 31.66%
  • Whittier, Alaska:
    • Copper Valley Electric: 45.80%
    • Alaska Power and Telephone: 17.59%
    • Birch Creek Village Electric Utility: 30.62%
    • Chugach Electric: 5.99%

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

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Chugach Census Area, Alaska?

By total megawatt hours sold, Copper Valley Electric is the largest electricity supplier in Chugach Census Area, Alaska.

Which electricity companies offer service in Chugach Census Area, Alaska?

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1Cordova Electric Coop1,654
2Copper Valley Electric1,411
3Alaska Power and Telephone116
4Tatitlek Electric Utility64

How many power plants are in Chugach Census Area, Alaska?

There are 9 electricity plants located in Chugach Census Area, Alaska

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

Chugach Census Area, Alaska has 4 electricity companies operating in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-13