Facilities

Chugach uses various generation resources to ensure reliable, affordable power. At the end of December 2015, Chugach had 531.2 megawatts of installed commissioned capacity at Chugach-owned facilities (which includes Chugach’s share of the jointly owned Southcentral Power Project and Eklutna Power Plant). The unit ratings shown are taken at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Chugach also took power from the state-owned Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project near Homer and from the Fire Island wind project. In 2015, 86 percent of the kilowatt-hours Chugach sold came from natural gas units, 11 percent from hydroelectric resources and 3 percent from wind.

Beluga Power Plant

Located on the west side of Cook Inlet near Tyonek; Unit Nos. 1-3 and 5-7 are fueled by natural gas; Unit 8 is a steam turbine.

Units Commissioned Power Rating
No. 1 1968 19.6 megawatts
No. 2 1968 19.6 megawatts
No. 3 1973 64.8 megawatts
No. 5 1975 68.7 megawatts
No. 6 1976 79.2 megawatts
No. 7 1978 80.1 megawatts
Total 332.0 megawatts

Cooper Lake Power Plant

Located near Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula; units are hydro turbines.

Units Commissioned Power Rating
No. 1 1960 9.6 megawatts
No. 2 1960 9.6 megawatts
Total 19.2 megawatts

Eklutna Power Plant

Located along the Knik River and jointly owned with Municipal Light & Power and Matanuska Electric Association. Chugach's share is 30 percent, up to an 11.7 megawatt maximum. Units are hydro turbines.

Units Commissioned Power Rating
No. 1 1955 23.5 megawatts
No. 2 1955 23.5 megawatts
Total 47.0 megawatts

International

Located off International Airport Road in Anchorage; units are natural gas combustion turbines.

Units Commissioned Power Rating
No. 1 1964 14.1 megawatts
No. 2 1965 14.1 megawatts
Total 28.2 megawatts

Southcentral Power Project

Located off International Airport Road in Anchorage, Units 11-13 are natural gas combustion turbines and Unit 10 is a steam turbine.

Units Commissioned Power Rating
No. 10 2013 57.4 megawatts
No. 11 2013 47.6 megawatts
No. 12 2013 47.6 megawatts
No. 13 2013 47.6 megawatts
Total 200.2 megawatts

Miles of Line & Services

Miles of Line

Chugach operates 2,113 miles of energized line comprised of 407 miles of transmission line - that includes Chugach's share of the jointly-owned Eklutna transmission line, 897 miles of overhead distribution line and 809 miles of underground distribution line.

Services

Chugach currently has 83,383 metered retail locations in place.

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