Chugach Electric

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About Chugach Electric

Chugach Electric is an electric cooperative serving Whittier, Alaska and other areas of Anchorage Municipality. On average, Chugach Electric's residential electricity rate is 20.65 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully for their customers, 5.94% less than Alaska's average price of 21.96 cents, which ranks the company 11th best for average electricity rate out of 54 companies in the state. They had sales of 1,945,515 megawatt hours in 2020 through retail sales. Electricity production plants owned by Chugach Electric generated 80.87% of the megawatt hours sourced by the provider and an additional 18.87% was procured on wholesale channels. The company had $362,161,500 in 2020, $7,964,900 of which came from electricity sales on the wholesale energy market and $347,976,900 of which came from sales to retail end-users.

The national average monthly residential electric bill is $121.23, while the Chugach Electric average is 16.99% less at $100.63 per month. This is the 1081st lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the country. Chugach Electric is the 178th largest provider out of 3509 suppliers in the nation based on total customer count. Chugach Electric produces 1,963,368 megawatt hours from their electricity facilities, ranking them as the 223rd highest producer of electricity in the country out of 3509 companies. The supplier's electricity production facilities produce 1,810,370.52 megawatt hours using natural gas as the fuel source. This amount ranks them highest out of 53 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 7.27% of the electricity that they produce via heat dissipation and other causes. The state average for energy loss is 3.93% and the United States average is 2.76%. This leaves Chugach Electric with a ranking of 12th best out of 53 electricity providers in the state and 1305th best out of 3509 suppliers in the country.

Chugach Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.227/kWh$0.188/kWh$162.19/mo.$83.20/mo.
2882nd20.65¢Chugach Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1081st$100.63Average monthly electricity bill for Chugach Electric's residential customers

Chugach Electric Overview

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

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Quick Facts About Chugach Electric

Chugach Electric produces 92.21% of their total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 1,810,372 megawatt hours, which is most in Alaska out of 53 providers.

Chugach Electric produces 152,996 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, making Chugach Electric 2nd in Alaska out of 53 electricity suppliers.

Chugach Electric is 356th out of the 3509 providers in the US when considering the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuel sources.

Energy provider of the year for Alaska, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Chugach Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


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1305 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 Municipality291,247326.77$119.01/mo

Power Plants Owned by Chugach Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Southcentral Power ProjectChugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 1,041,694428,358,367.64411.21
George M Sullivan Generation Plant 2Chugach Electric (100.00%)
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 761,372314,575,389.38413.17
Knik River CDP AK Conventional Hydroelectric 139,994
Kenai Peninsula Borough AK Conventional Hydroelectric 36,381
Beluga CDP AK Natural Gas 5,0547,953,853.181,573.77
Anchorage municipality AK Natural Gas 2,2525,890,260.542,615.57

Chugach Electric Fuel Makeup

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Conventional Hydroelectric
Distillate Fuel Oil

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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 $100.63. The state average bundled bill is $125.75 and the nationwide average is $125.75.

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

Chugach Electric produces 92.21% 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 20.65 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Alaska bundled rate of 21.96 cents and the average national rate of 13.71 cents.

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

There are 6 power plants associated with or owned by Chugach Electric.

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

Chugach Electric produces 7.79% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-08-01