The Chugach System
At the end of 2020, Chugach served 115,255 metered-locations in an area extending from Anchorage to the northern Kenai Peninsula, and from Whittier on Prince William Sound to Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet. Chugach had 937.2 megawatts of generation capacity at Chugach-owned facilities, which included Chugach’s shares of the jointly owned Southcentral Power Project and Eklutna Power Plant. Chugach also takes power from the state-owned Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project near Homer and from the Fire Island wind project. Chugach operated 3,000 miles of energized line at year-end, consisting of 464 miles of transmission line, 2,536 miles of overhead and underground distribution line.