Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is an electricity cooperative providing electricity in 7 cities in the state of Alaska including Utqiagvik, Prudhoe Bay CDP, Point Hope, Nuiqsut, and Wainwright. There are 500 commercial customer accounts and 1,540 residential customer accounts served by the company. The average residential electricity rate for Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is approximately 15.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 31.56% less than the state's average price of 22.63 cents and 16.19% above the US average of 13.33 cents. In 2019 Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative sold 95.04% of their megawatt hours by way of normal retail sales to end users. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 50,047 of them were generated by power generation facilities owned by the supplier. Through electricity sales to end users , Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative made $6,399,500 in 2019.

About Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative

Patrons of the provider have an average monthly residential electric bill of $91.43. This is 34.66% lower than the Alaska average bill of $133.07. With total emissions of 27,799,247.79 kilograms each year, Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is the 13th highest polluting provider in the state and 2031st highest in the US out of 62 and 3511 companies respectively. Ongoing efforts by the company precipitated a reduction in CO2 emission amounts of 954,423 kilograms (3.32%). Based on total customers, Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is the 2068th largest company out of 3511 electricity companies in the United States.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per megawatt hour basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a supplier. Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative averages 584.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold. This comes to a total pollution amount from electricity sales of 27,799,247.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions. For electricity generation purposes, Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative’s main fuel type is Natural Gas, accounting for 99.99%, or 20,453.08 megawatt hours, of production for the provider. With a single electricity producing plant throughout their service area, Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative has the 18th highest number of plants connected with an electricity company out of the 62 providers that we track in Alaska and 1024th out of 3511 in the country.

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Net metering is not accessible to customers of Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative. Net metering would allow private citizens to sell electricity back to their company, which makes the installation of solar panels and other electricity sources more economically viable.

Energy Loss

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative recently reported an annual loss of roughly 4.96% of the electricity that they generate. Loss of energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is operating in the electricity generation business and providers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. This percentage of energy lost results in them being given a ranking of 28th worst out of 62 companies who report energy loss in Alaska.

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.155/kWh$0.132/kWh$91.43/mo.$81.85/mo.
2812th15.49¢Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
937th$91.43Average monthly electric bill for Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1295 Agvik Street
    Barrow, Alaska 99723
    United States of America
  • CEO:Price E. Brower

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Quick Facts About Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative

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Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative produces 100.00% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuel sources. The total electricity produced from non-renewable sources is 20,455.2 megawatt hours, which is 350th most in the nation out of 3511 companies.

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With production of 20,455.2 megawatt hours, Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is ranked 466th for total production of all suppliers in the US.

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Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative generates 20,453.08 megawatt hours by burning natural gas and ranks 271st out of 3511 providers in the United States for this category.

Energy provider of the year for Alaska, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
Alaska, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Alaska, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
Alaska, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Alaska, Major Provider Category
Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
Alaska, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

2,480MWh

1269 National Rank

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Energy Makeup

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Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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Alaska2,0406,399,50023100%

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative County Coverage

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North Slope Borough9,832347.36$129.88/mo

Power Plants Owned by Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative

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Utqiagvik AK Natural Gas 51,13839,986,276.23781.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
99.99%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%

Cities Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Anaktuvuk Pass, AK
  • Atqasuk, AK
  • Kaktovik, AK
  • Nuiqsut, AK
  • Point Hope, AK
  • Utqiagvik, AK
  • Wainwright, AK

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

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Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative FAQ:

How much is the average bill for Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative currently has an average monthly electric bill of $91.43, compared to the Alaska average of $133.07 and the nationwide of $133.07.

Who is the CEO of Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative?

The CEO of Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is Price E. Brower.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative?

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative is associated with or owns one power plant.

What percentage of Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative’s electricity is produced using renewable fuel sources?

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative generates 0% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

What is the phone number for Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative?

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (907) 852-6166

What is the average electricity rate for Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative customers?

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperatives current average electricity rate is 15.49 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state rate of 22.63 cents and the average national rate of 13.33 cents.

What percentage of Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative’s electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuels?

Electric production facilities owned by or associated with Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative produce 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

What cities does Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative have customers in in?

Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative provides electricity in 7 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-11