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Energy Savings For Your Home

In order to reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption, and fuel costs, Chugach assists members in making informed decisions regarding energy efficiency and conservation methods. Let us help you save energy and save money.


Understand My Energy Usage

How to read my bill

This is the member's name and mailing address for the billing statement.
This is the Chugach Electric Member Number and Account Number associated with the billing statement.
This is a summary table for the billing period specified in the statement.
  • The Service Address is where the specified Meter Number can be found.
  • The Total kWh Usage, or consumption, is the difference between the Previous Read and Current Read. Electric consumption is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).
This section summarizes the current billing and payment information.
This section includes important member information.
A fixed monthly charge to cover the cost of billing, customer accounting and metering.
A monthly charge based on the total energy used during the billing period. This change covers variable and fixed costs associated with the operation and maintenance of generation, transmission and distribution facilities.
A charge that provides for the recovery of natural gas expenses associated with the operation of Chugach generation facilities. This charge is assessed on the number of kilowatt hours used by the member during the billing period.
A charge applied to all retail customer billings to fund a portion of the budget of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. The charge is set by the Commission.
Identifies the additional cost of Fire Island wind on a per kWh basis. It represents the difference between the average cost of electric energy from Chugach's other resources and the cost of Fire Island wind energy.
A charge that provides for the recovery of purchased power expenses related to electricity purchased from other suppliers of generation.
This charge is an electric cooperative tax assessed on a kWh basis and paid to the State of Alaska.
A charge mandated by the State of Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage to fund the conversion of distribution lines from overhead to underground within the Municipality of Anchorage. This charge is only assessed to members that receive service within the Municipality of Anchorage.
The Total Balance indicates the total amount due.
A 13 month usage graph to compare energy usage at the service location over time.
This section of the bill is the remittance document. Members should return it to Chugach Electric with payment and the Amount Enclosed indicated. This helps Chugach Electric properly apply payment to the correct account.

My Account

My Account is an easy-to-use online portal and mobile app for Chugach members. You can review your monthly, hourly and 15-minute usage, and track billing and payment history. You can also sign up for outage and usage notifications, as well as explore additional member tools within the portal and mobile app. For more information, click here.

High Usage Notifications

You can sign up for usage notifications within the My Account member portal. Select your usage threshold and select if you’d like to be notified via email or text (SMS). To register or sign into My Account, click here.


Energy Saving Resources

Energy Saver Tips for Alaska (Residential)

To view the Energy Saver Tips For Alaska handbook, click here.

Introduction to Energy Efficiency (Commercial Facilities)

To view the Introduction to Energy Efficiency for Public and Commercial Facilities, click here.

Ways to Save Checklist

To view the Home Energy Checklist, click here.


Programs and Tools

Kill-A-Watt EZ Meter Program

Chugach members may borrow a Kill-A-Watt meter for up to two weeks to monitor the power consumption of their home appliances and devices. Any home electrical device, using a standard 120 volt plug, can be used with the Kill-A-Watt meter to determine the actual and projected cost of the device on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.

These easy-to-use devices help inform both kids and adults how much appliances and devices add to their electric bill. They are also great for understanding vampire or phantom load, the devices that still draw electricity even when they are "off": TVs, DVRs, stereos, and more.

To borrow a Kill-A-Watt meter stop by our office today.

CFL Recycling Program

Bring your unbroken compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to the Chugach lobby and we’ll properly recycle them for you. Note: Chugach does not take tube-type fluorescent lamps.

Home Energy Adventure

Take the Home Energy Adventure and learn how energy efficient your home is. Click here to start your adventure.

Home Efficiency Analysis Tool

Want to know how efficient your home is? Use this tool to give specific information about your house and customized tips to help you lower your energy costs. Click here to get started.

Test Your Energy Efficiency Knowledge

How is your energy efficiency IQ? Click here to take a short quiz and find out.


Other Energy Programs and Services

Weatherization Program (Residential)

Individuals who meet income limits may apply for the no-cost weatherization program. Homeowners and renters may apply. For more information, click here.

Alternative Energy Conservation Loan Fund (Commercial)

This fund issues loans for purchasing, constructing and installing alternative energy systems or energy conservation improvements in commercial buildings. For more information, click here.

Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (Commercial)

The Alaska Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Program provides financing for permanent energy-efficient improvements to buildings owned by regional educational attendance areas, the University of Alaska, the state or municipalities in the state. For more information, click here.

Energy Assistance

Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 if you are seeking utility deposit and service payment assistance.


Questions? Need more information?

Contact an Energy Specialist at (907) 762-4323, or send an e-mail to save_energy@chugachelectric.com.