Chugach Electric: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Chugach Electric

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About Chugach Electric

Chugach Electric is an electric cooperative serving Whittier, Alaska and other areas of Anchorage Municipality. At the time of the most recent government reports, the supplier showed a total of 113,281 electricity customers being supplied electricity by the company. This total is made up of 96,927 residential accounts, 16,348 commercial customer accounts and 6 industrial customer accounts. Chugach Electric's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 21.25 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, fortunately for their customers, 10.21% less than the state's average price of 23.67 cents. They sold 1,902,625 megawatt hours in 2022 by way of traditional retail accounts. The electricity sourced by the company came from a blend of electricity production from electricity facilities owned by Chugach Electric and additional megawatt hours that they procured via the wholesale market. The revenue for the company in 2022 from electricity sales was $354,046,200, with $24,849,500 coming from wholesale electricity sales and $322,098,300 from retail sales to end users.

The national average monthly residential electric bill is $135.39, while the Chugach Electric average is 19.26% less at $109.32 per month. This is the 1121st lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the country. Chugach Electric is the 205th largest provider out of 3517 suppliers in the nation based on total customer count. Chugach Electric produces 2,260,960.02 megawatt hours from their electricity facilities, ranking them as the 212th highest producer of electricity in the country out of 3517 companies. The supplier's electricity production facilities produce 2,086,305.73 megawatt hours using natural gas as the fuel source. This amount ranks them highest out of 54 in the state for total natural gas generation.

Chugach Electric Net Metering

Chugach Electric, fortunately, allows consumers to participate in net metering. Net metering allows residents to sell megawatt hours back to the grid, making the purchase of solar panels and other alternative electricity sources more economically viable.

Energy Loss

Chugach Electric currently loses around 3.81% of the electricity that they produce via heat dissipation and other causes. The state average for energy loss is 4.46% and the United States average is 2.87%. This leaves Chugach Electric with a ranking of 6th best out of 54 electricity providers in the state and 569th best out of 3517 suppliers in the country.

Chugach Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Chugach Electric residential electric rates are highest in December and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.233/kWh$0.186/kWh$162.19/mo.$83.20/mo.
2816th21.25¢Chugach Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1121st$109.32Average monthly electricity bill for Chugach Electric's residential customers

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Chugach Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:5601 Electron Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99518
    United States of America
  • CEO:Lee Thibert

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Chugach Electric Service

  • States Served:
    • Alaska
  • Counties Served:
    • Anchorage Municipality
  • Major Cities Served:
    • Anchorage municipality
    • Tyonek CDP
    • Whittier
    • Moose Pass CDP
    • Cooper Landing CDP
    • Hope CDP
    • Crown Point CDP
    • Sunrise CDP
    • Beluga CDP

Quick Facts About Chugach Electric

Chugach Electric produces 92.34% of their total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 2,087,849 megawatt hours, which is most in Alaska out of 54 providers.

Chugach Electric produces 173,111.02 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, making Chugach Electric 2nd in Alaska out of 54 electricity suppliers.

Chugach Electric is 349th out of the 3517 providers in the US when considering the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuel sources.

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Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
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Energy Loss

Chugach Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


569 National Rank

Chugach Electric Energy Makeup

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Chugach Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Chugach Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Anchorage Municipality287,145328.83$130.64/mo

Power Plants Owned by Chugach Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Beluga CDP AK Natural Gas 10,18814,132,796.31,387.2

Chugach Electric Fuel Makeup

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Conventional Hydroelectric
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Chugach Electric FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Chugach Electric customers each month?

The average monthly bundled electric bill for customers of Chugach Electric is $109.32. The state average bundled bill is $142.53 and the nationwide average is $142.53.

What percentage of Chugach Electric's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Chugach Electric produces 92.34% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

What is the phone number for Chugach Electric?

Chugach Electric's customer service phone number is (907) 563-7366

Who is the CEO of Chugach Electric?

The CEO of Chugach Electric is Lee Thibert.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Chugach Electric customers?

Chugach Electric's current average bundled electricity rate is 21.25 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Alaska bundled rate of 23.67 cents and the average national rate of 15.73 cents.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Chugach Electric?

There is one power plant associated with or owned by Chugach Electric.

What percentage of Chugach Electric's electricity is generated from renewable fuels?

Chugach Electric produces 7.66% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

King Manalo
Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2023-12-06