Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Electric Profile

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Northwest Arctic Borough averages 0.52 megawatt hours generated from wind per resident, which is 419th highest county out of 3220 counties in the country.

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The use of non-renewable fuel types in electricity production in Northwest Arctic Borough has dropped by 8.69% during the previous 12 months.

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Renewable electricity fuels account for 11.79%, or 3,983 megawatt hours, of Northwest Arctic Borough’s total energy production.

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As the 1546th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3220 counties, Northwest Arctic Borough produces 33,787 megawatt hours of electricity from various fuel types.

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When calculating by customer count, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity company in Northwest Arctic Borough.

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With a national average residential electric bill of $120.24, Northwest Arctic Borough consumers pay about 99.99% more than their fellow Americans per month for electricity.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    61,208 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    8.03 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    33,787 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    3,983 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    29,804 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    4.43 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    34,596,131 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    4,539.58 kg

Kotzebue, AK Electric Overview

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The average residential electricity rate for Kotzebue is roughly 56.04 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 316.62% more than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. Electric production facilities in Kotzebue have, thankfully, brought about a 16.97% drop in the amount of fossil and other non-renewable fuel types burned each year. Averaging 1.21 megawatt hours per capita produced from wind turbines, the city ranks 4th highest out of the 355 cities in the state for this category.

On average, Kotzebue residents emit 4,645.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the use of electricity, which makes it the 41st highest polluting city out of 355 cities in Alaska. At 4,645.46 kilograms per person and 3,287 people in the city, the city emits 15,269,629.25 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 28th worst rank in Alaska for total emissions. The city is home to one electricity generation plant, which is 16th highest in Alaska and 76th most when considering power plants per citizen

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kotzebue

Kotzebue residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.481/kWh$0.401/kWh$281.84/mo.$168.27/mo.
186th56.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kotzebue
290th$240.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kotzebue Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kotzebue, Alaska

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Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED47.44218.13No DataIcon representing missing value.43,73420,745,908
Ipnatchiaq Electric CompanyBUNDLED83.17299.67No DataIcon representing missing value.220.51183,397.85
Kotzebue Electric AssociationBUNDLED37.51203.6120,8887,7022,888,642

Selawik, AK Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Selawik are billed a residential electricity rate of 56.04 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 186th out of 355 cities in the state. Generation from non-renewable fuels accounts for 3.64 megawatt hours per resident in the city. The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $240.47 per month, while the state average is $132.58. Consumers in Selawik pay 81.37% more compared to other residents in Alaska.

The use of electricity in Selawik accounts for 3,699,581.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, which is the 72nd highest in Alaska out of 355 cities. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 levels per citizen in the city, which is 4,671.19 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks Selawik as the 40th highest polluting city in the state. The primary fuel source used in Selawik is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 100.00% of the fuel used in the city for electricity production. There is one power producing plant in Selawik, which is the 16th most plants in a city in Alaska and is the 50th highest rate of power plants per resident in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Selawik

Selawik residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.481/kWh$0.401/kWh$281.84/mo.$168.27/mo.
186th56.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Selawik
290th$240.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Selawik Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Selawik, Alaska

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Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED47.44218.132,88443,73420,745,908
Ipnatchiaq Electric CompanyBUNDLED83.17299.67No DataIcon representing missing value.220.51183,397.85
Kotzebue Electric AssociationBUNDLED37.51203.61No DataIcon representing missing value.7,7022,888,642

Kivalina, AK Electric Overview

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Kivalina's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 56.04 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 148.26% more than the average state rate of 22.57 cents and 316.62% more than the US average of 13.45. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $240.47. This is 99.99% more than the nationwide average of $120.24. Non-renewable fuel sources are used to produce 1,782 megawatt hours in the city, which is 100.00% of their total production.

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis gives us a glimpse of the emissions efficiency of a city. Kivalina averages 4,228.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption, which ranks them 54th worst in Alaska out of 355 cities for emissions efficiency. At 4,228.53 kilograms per person and 683 citizens in the city, the city emits 2,888,087.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 93rd worst rank in Alaska for total emissions. The city is home to one electricity generation plant, which is the 16th most plants within a city in Alaska and the 46th highest rate of plants per citizen out of the state's 355 cities. Kivalina's fuel of choice is Distillate Fuel Oil, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Kivalina

Kivalina residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.481/kWh$0.401/kWh$281.84/mo.$168.27/mo.
186th56.04¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Kivalina
290th$240.47Average residential monthly electricity bill for Kivalina Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Kivalina, Alaska

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Alaska Village Electric CooperativeBUNDLED47.44218.131,78243,73420,745,908
Ipnatchiaq Electric CompanyBUNDLED83.17299.67No DataIcon representing missing value.220.51183,397.85
Kotzebue Electric AssociationBUNDLED37.51203.61No DataIcon representing missing value.7,7022,888,642

Energy Production in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

Power Plants in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

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Kotzebue AK Distillate Fuel Oil 20,88812,784,058.81612.03No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Selawik AK Distillate Fuel Oil 2,8842,131,590.16739.11No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Noorvik AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,9321,380,610.79714.6No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Noatak CDP AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,8231,311,343.18719.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kivalina AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,7821,217,924.52683.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shungnak AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,6361,277,487.25780.86No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kiana AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,6301,271,042.03779.78No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Ambler AK Distillate Fuel Oil 1,212856,029.06706.29No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Northwest Arctic Borough has 8 power generation plants, which is 6th highest in Alaska and 8th most in the state when counting plants per capita. As the 2439th worst ranked county in the US, the county releases 34,596,131.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. A better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the county, which amounts to 4,539.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This calculation ranks the county as the 7th highest polluting county in Alaska.

DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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88.38%
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Wind
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11.79%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.17%

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Net Metering

There are 3 companies in Northwest Arctic Borough selling electricity. Of those 3, only one of them offers some type of net metering option for their customers, which makes solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Citizens of Alaska have heavily restricted net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of some additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

The 2 companies in Northwest Arctic Borough who report energy loss data had an average of 3.39% of electricity generated lost due to heat dissipation or other causes during transmission. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Northwest Arctic Borough a rank of 645th best in the nation out of 3220.

Providers In Each City in Northwest Arctic Borough:

  • Ambler, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Buckland, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Deering, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Kiana, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Kivalina, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Kobuk, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Kotzebue, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Noorvik, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Selawik, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%
  • Shungnak, Alaska:
    • Kotzebue Electric Association: 33.33%
    • Ipnatchiaq Electric Company: 33.33%
    • Alaska Village Electric Cooperative: 33.33%

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

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska?

There are 3 electricity suppliers offering service in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska.

How many power plants are located within Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska?

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska has 8 active power plants producing electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska?

By total revenue, Kotzebue Electric Association is the largest electricity company in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska.

What electricity companies offer service in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska?

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1Alaska Village Electric Cooperative1,543
2Kotzebue Electric Association1,293
3Ipnatchiaq Electric Company71

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16