Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska Electric Profile

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough consumes about 67.61% of the electricity that their power plants produce, meaning they will export or store the leftover electricity.

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Throughout the last 12 months, there has been a 100.92% reduction in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

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Over the course of the previous 12 months Ketchikan Gateway Borough had a 29.41% increase in hydroelectric power generation.

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough's ability to produce 165,373 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 4th highest hydroelectric energy generating county out of 29 counties in the state.

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough has emissions of 45.48 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the nationwide average of 4,494.55.

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough is the 862nd highest generator of megawatt hours per capita out of 3220 counties in the US, with a population of 13,901 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 165,125.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    111,647 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.03 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    165,125 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    165,373 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    -248 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    11.88 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    632,286 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    45.48 kg

Ketchikan, AK Electric Overview

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On average, Ketchikan's inhabitants pay a residential electricity rate of 11.63 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 48.47% below the average state rate of 22.57 cents. Based on government surveys, there are 155,900 megawatt hours of electricity generated from hydroelectric dams and other facilities in the city. This ranks them 2nd in Alaska out of 355 cities. Selling 120.69 megawatt hours, KPU Ketchikan is the largest provider in the city.

Around 48.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 328th highest polluter in Alaska out of 355 cities. A total of 397,026.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 232nd worst in Alaska for total pollution from electricity use. The city has 5 power generation plants in the city. This is the 3rd most power plants within a city and the 68th highest number of plants per capita, out of 355 cities, in the state. Ketchikan's fuel of choice is Conventional Hydroelectric, with 100.16% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Ketchikan

Ketchikan residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.105/kWh$155.04/mo.$65.74/mo.
2nd11.63¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Ketchikan
4th$111.37Average residential monthly electricity bill for Ketchikan Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Ketchikan, Alaska

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KPU KetchikanBUNDLED11.63111.3783,00474,5488,671,283

Saxman, AK Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Saxman home purchase electricity for, on average, 11.63 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 48.47% less than the average state rate of 22.57 cents. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a resident in the city is $111.37 per month, while the state average is $132.58. Patrons in Saxman have a 16.00% discount compared to the rest of the state. Saxman is home to 353 residents, resulting in it being the 150th largest city in Alaska.

Saxman has zero electricity producing plants. The consumption of electricity in the city accounts for 1,278,541.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 153rd highest in Alaska out of 355 cities. Averaging 3,621.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the city ranks 157th highest in Alaska for pollution per capita.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Saxman

Saxman residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.105/kWh$155.04/mo.$65.74/mo.
2nd11.63¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Saxman
4th$111.37Average residential monthly electricity bill for Saxman Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Saxman, Alaska

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KPU KetchikanBUNDLED11.63111.37No DataIcon representing missing value.74,5488,671,283

Energy Production in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

Power Plants in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

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Ketchikan AK Conventional Hydroelectric 45,436No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ketchikan AK Conventional Hydroelectric 24,202No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ketchikan AK Conventional Hydroelectric 13,614No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
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Ketchikan AK Distillate Fuel Oil -248935,149.71-3,770.76No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

There are 6 electricity producing plants in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, which is the 12th most power plants in a county in the state and equates to the 20th highest amount of power plants per resident in the state. The county’s electricity consumption results in CO2 emissions totaling 632,285.99 kilograms, which is 27th highest in Alaska out of 29 counties. This total results in 45.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per citizen, which ranks the county 2872nd highest in the United States for emissions per capita. Ketchikan Gateway Borough's primary fuel utilized for electricity generation is Conventional Hydroelectric. They produce 165,373 megawatt hours from this fuel source.

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100.15%
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Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska Net Metering

Residents of Alaska have heavily restricted net metering laws and regulations that encourage the installation of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Ketchikan Gateway Borough has an average of 2.79% of the electricity that is transmitted in the state dissipated as heat. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Alaska average is 3.93%, resulting in a rank of 426th best in the US and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 29 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska?

By total revenue, KPU Ketchikan is the largest electricity company in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska.

Which electricity companies offer service in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska?

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1KPU Ketchikan7,343

How many power plants are located within Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska?

Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska has 6 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16