Energizing Alaska: Electricity Around the State

Two new publications by Ginny Fay and Alejandra Villalobos Melendez of ISER provide the big picture of electricity around Alaska. Both are based on research done for the Alaska Energy Authority.

Alaska Energy Statistics 1960 – 2010 is the most recent annual update on electric power in Alaska. The report provides detail, by utility, on installed electric capacity, fuel use and cost, generation by fuel type, and sales and revenues of utilities. Digital data tables are also available on ISER’s website.

A summary publication, Energizing Alaska, describes electricity around the state but also looks more broadly at energy sources. It includes a map showing how individual communities throughout Alaska generate electricity; an estimate of all types of energy produced and consumed in the state; and a look at changes over time in the prices and amounts of energy Alaskans use.

Full report | Data tables | Summary with map

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TAPS at 35: Accounting for the Oil Revenues

Oil started flowing through the trans-Alaska 35 years ago this summer, on June 20, 1977. Since then, the state government has collected $170 billion in revenues from North Slope oil, in today’s dollars. A new paper by Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus of economics at ISER, assesses what the state has done with its oil wealth so far.

To read the paper, click here (PDF, 944.8KB).

See Associated Press story

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