The Company

Chugach's corporate mission is "Through superior service, safely provide reliable and competitively priced energy." Chugach's corporate vision is "Powering Alaska's future."

Chugach Electric Association is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Anchorage itself sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains. The word "Chugach" comes from an Eskimo tribal name, which the Russians recorded as "Chugatz" or "Tchougatskoi". In 1898, U.S. Army Capt. W.R. Abercrombie spelled the name "Chugatch" and applied it to the mountains.


Anchorage's population boomed during World War II. Among other things, the rapid growth in population strained utility services and the city declined to extend electric service beyond the city limits. Read more ...


A snapshot look at Chugach facilities. Read more ...

The Chugach System

Chugach power flows throughout the Alaska railbelt region. Read more ...

The Cooperative Philosophy

Chugach is a cooperative - a cooperative is a way to organize a business. Chugach was formed to serve its member-owners. In many ways, cooperatives are like any other business; but in several important ways they're unique and different. Read more ...

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