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Sustainability is Chugach's business management philosophy and an integral part of the cooperative. Guided by Chugach’s vision to responsibly develop energy resources to build a clean, sustainable future, Chugach carries out its mission to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity through superior service and sustainable practices.

Chugach approaches sustainability using the triple bottom line framework of serving the planet (environment), the people (social), and the overall performance (governance) of the organization. Operating the electric utility in a sustainable manner is important to the long-term success of Chugach, to the health and well-being of its employees and members, the community, and the environment. 

Sustainability Reports

The sustainability reports are available online as PDFs. To receive a hard copy of the current sustainability report, send an e-mail to Public Relations at

Look at What Chugach is Doing

Carbon Reduction Goal & Roadmap

In 2022, the Strategic Plan identified a goal of reducing Chugach’s carbon intensity, from a 2012 baseline year, by at least 35% by 2030, and by at least 50% by 2040, provided there is not a negative material impact to electric rates or reliability.

At the end of 2023, Chugach decreased its carbon intensity by 28% from the 2012 baseline year. 

The Future of Energy

The electric utility industry is going through a major transformation in Alaska and around the world. Chugach is a leader in keeping up with those changes as we continue to evaluate new ways to generate electricity. This video looks at Chugach’s short-term plans and long-term vision as technological advances, particularly in energy storage, may be realized. As you will see, there are many options for moving forward during this historic energy transition.

Renewable Energy Goal & Programs

Chugach is working toward its own renewable energy goals and supports member-installed renewable generation.

Energy Plan

Our goal is to sign a power purchase agreement or construction contract to inrease renewable generation on the Chugach system by 100,000 MWh.


Install your own renewable energy generation on homes and businesses to offset monthly usage and sell excess power Chugach.

Beneficial Electrification Incentives

Chugach supports lowering community carbon emissions and offers incentive programs to promote the adoption of beneficial electrification. Members will see reduced energy costs as a result of switching from on-site fossil fuel to electric powered tools and devices.

Energy Efficiency Efforts & Tips

Chugach educates members about energy use and the advantages of energy conservation and efficiency. Member energy efficiency efforts have proven to be successful and are a large contributor to Chugach’s average load decline of one percent per year.