Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska Electric Profile

Residents of Fairbanks North Star Borough are paying, on average, 309.58% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the national average rate, at 55.09 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

With 380,447.75 megawatt hours generated from coal, Fairbanks North Star Borough ranks 2nd in Alaska out of 29 counties for coal power electricity generation.

Fairbanks North Star Borough residents have an average residential monthly electricity expense of $207.96, which is 72.96% higher than the US average bill of $120.24.

Golden Valley Electric is the largest provider in Fairbanks North Star Borough when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Fairbanks North Star Borough experienced a 3.29% decrease in CO2 emissions per capita in the last 12 months.

Residents of Fairbanks North Star Borough consume enough electricity to emit 6,318.82 kilograms of CO2 gases per year per person, compared to the state average of 3,617.98.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    777,847 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.03 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    836,875 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    836,875 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    8.64 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    611,971,432 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,318.82 kg

Fairbanks, AK Electric Overview

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On average, Fairbanks's residential electricity price is 45.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 100.09% above Alaska's average rate of 22.57 cents and 235.77% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. More electricity is generated in Fairbanks than is consumed, with electricity production totaling 105.90% of total usage. Golden Valley Electric has 234 residential customers, which is more than any other vendor in the city.

Fairbanks’s electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 293,849,212.65 kilograms, which is 2nd highest in the state out of 355 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 3rd worst in the state for emissions per capita from electricity consumption. The city has 4 power producing plants, which is 4th highest in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Fairbanks

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.299/kWh$0.218/kWh$247.44/mo.$115.61/mo.
131st45.16¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Fairbanks
170th$189.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Fairbanks Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Fairbanks, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
G & K IncBUNDLED64.78225.54284.09184,042.22
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED25.54154.3714,518290,37674,172,235

Zips with electric coverage in Fairbanks, Alaska include: 99709, 99705, 99701, 99712, 99703

Badger CDP, AK Electric Overview

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Badger CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 45.16 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this price is more than both the state and nationwide average rates of 22.57 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $189.95. This is 43.27% more than the state average of $132.58. Golden Valley Electric sells 12,262.31 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other suppliers.

On average, Badger CDP residents emit 3,621.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 157th highest polluting city out of 355 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 68,494,328.6 kilograms, the city ranks 3rd worst in Alaska for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Badger CDP

Badger CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.299/kWh$0.218/kWh$247.44/mo.$115.61/mo.
131st45.16¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Badger CDP
170th$189.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for Badger CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Badger CDP, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
G & K IncBUNDLED64.78225.54284.09184,042.22
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED25.54154.37290,37674,172,235

College CDP, AK Electric Overview

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College CDP's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 45.16 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 100.09% more than the average state rate of 22.57 cents and 235.77% more than the US average of 13.45. There are roughly 3.96 megawatt hours per citizen produced from the burning of coal in the city. The city's facilities use non-renewable fuel types for 100.00% of their electricity production, which is 50,296 megawatt hours.

Around 4,205.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 56th highest polluter in Alaska out of 355 cities. A total of 53,795,252.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 5th worst in Alaska for total pollution from electricity use. Roughly 100.64% of College CDP’s electricity is produced using Coal. Other fuel sources used include Jet Fuel at 0.17% and Natural Gas at 0.01%. College CDP is home to one electricity plant, which is 16th most in the state and 83rd most when counting power plants per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in College CDP

College CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.299/kWh$0.218/kWh$247.44/mo.$115.61/mo.
131st45.16¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of College CDP
170th$189.95Average residential monthly electricity bill for College CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in College CDP, Alaska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
G & K IncBUNDLED64.78225.54284.09184,042.22
Golden Valley ElectricBUNDLED25.54154.37290,37674,172,235

Energy Production in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

Power Plants in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
North Pole AK Waste/other Oil 445,150283,147,145.45636.07Yes
Aurora Energy LLC ChenaAurora Energy LLC (100.00%)
Fairbanks AK Coal 188,212230,701,597.021,225.75
Eielson AFB Central Heat & Power PlantU S Air Force-Eielson AFB (100.00%)
Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Coal 73,06433,916,653.27464.2
Utility Plants SectionDoyon Utilities - Ft. Wainwright (100.00%)
Fairbanks AK Coal 68,73960,276,883.08876.89
University of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Alaska (100.00%)
College CDP AK Coal 50,29630,148,774.57599.43
Fairbanks AK Distillate Fuel Oil 14,51820,220,436.271,392.78
Battery Energy Storage SystemGolden Valley Electric (100.00%)
Fairbanks AK Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -3,104

Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Fairbanks North Star Borough's power plants mainly use Coal, which makes up 380,447.75 megawatt hours (or 45.46%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Waste/other Oil and Distillate Fuel Oil make up the next highest amounts at 43.36% (362,849.15 megawatt hours) and 11.54% (96,591 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 7 power generation plants in the county, which is the 10th most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 26th highest number of plants per resident in the state. Fairbanks North Star Borough’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 611,971,431.96 kilograms, which is the 534th most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 974th worst in the nation for emissions per person.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
45.46%
WASTE/OTHER OIL
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
Waste/other Oil
43.36%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
Distillate Fuel Oil
11.54%
JET FUEL
Jet Fuel
0.01%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.00%
OTHER
Other
-0.37%

Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska Net Metering

Fairbanks North Star Borough has 1 out of 2 companies reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Alaska has restricted state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

In Fairbanks North Star Borough one company reports energy loss, Golden Valley Electric. They average an annual energy loss of 2.97%. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 3.93%, resulting in a rank of 474th best in the country and a state rank of 2nd best out of 3220 and 29 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

Providers In Each City in Fairbanks North Star Borough:

  • Fairbanks, Alaska:
    • Golden Valley Electric: 50.00%
    • G & K Inc: 50.00%
  • North Pole, Alaska:
    • Golden Valley Electric: 50.00%
    • G & K Inc: 50.00%

* 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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska?

By total megawatt hours sold, Golden Valley Electric is the largest electricity supplier in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska.

How many power plants are located within Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska?

There are 7 active electricity plants located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

How many electric companies offer service in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska?

There are 2 electricity suppliers operating in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska.

Which electricity companies offer service in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Golden Valley Electric17,440
2G & K Inc127

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16