This charge covers all costs of the fuel we purchase to power our power plants as well as power purchased from other utilities. For example, we purchase power from Aurora Energy - the power plant in downtown Fairbanks - and natural gas-fired power from Anchorage. The charge is calculated quarterly and multiplied by the kilowatt-hours used each month. The charge's calculation encompasses a three month projection of power costs and a true-up of actual power costs from the prior quarter.
The Good¢ents Board of Trustees meets quarterly to review applications and allocate funds to eligible causes. Visit the Good¢ents webpage to read about the most recent awards.
BTA stands for Between Tenants Agreement. If a landlord opts for a BTA, the property is put into his or her name when the tenant requests a disconnect. Download a Between Tenants Agreement form to get started.
Can you check my meter?
Yes, you can schedule to have your meter tested. However, it’s extremely rare for a meter to run fast. Before assuming your meter is causing the high bill, we recommend auditing your household consumption. Read your meter every day. And if you have time, read it every twelve hours.
The average residential member consumes just more than 20 kilowatt-hours each day. By reading your meter twice a day, you can keep track of what appliances consume the most energy in your house. Try this: switch off appliances systematically using your breaker box. Find the breaker that is consuming the most electricity and identify what’s on that circuit. We do not recommend shutting off the boiler or furnace during the winter months.
After auditing your usage, if you still think it’s your meter is the problem, we can come test it. Keep in mind though, if the meter is tested and found to be accurate, you will be charged $40 for the meter test.
Visit our Ways to Save page for help identifying the biggest energy users in your home.