Utility Profile

Municipal Light & Power provides electric utility service to some of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods. Its nearly 20-square-mile service area also includes commercial, university and medical customers in the downtown and midtown business districts as well as industrial loads in the Ship Creek and Port of Anchorage areas. ML&P powers Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and sells electricity to other Railbelt utilities.

In addition to electric generation, transmission and distribution, the utility has a 56.67 percent working interest in the Beluga River Unit gas field, making it one of the only vertically integrated natural-gas-fired utilities on the West Coast.

As a public power utility, ML&P rates historically have been among the lowest in Alaska. They remain competitive today, even as ML&P is investing in upgrading its infrastructure which was last built out in the mid-1970s. The utility’s reliability record, as determined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, shows it provides continuous service to customers 99.99 percent of the time. ML&P employees take great pride in maintaining the “4-9’s of reliability.” The new infrastructure ensures ML&P will continue to provide safe and reliable power to its customers for many years to come.

 

Mission

To provide service with competitive, safe and reliable energy

 

Service Territory

Facts at a Glance

based on the 2014 audited financial report

30,800
Average number of customers
3,901
Number of street lights
371
Miles of distribution line
407 MW
Total plant generation capacity
*Hank Nikkels Plant
*George M. Sullivan Plant 2
*Southcentral Power Plant
*Eklutna Hydroelectric
*Plant 2A

Pursuant to the power sales agreement with the Alaska Energy Authority, ML&P is required to purchase 25.9 percent of the output of the Bradley Lake Project, which has 126 megawatts of installed capacity.

Organization

ML&P has eight divisions: Generation and Power Management; Operations; Finance; Regulatory Affairs; Systems and Communications; Customer Service; Engineering; and Administration. Managers for each of the divisions report directly to the General Manager.

General Manager: Mark A. Johnston
Administration Division Manager: Patsy Gunn  
Customer Service Division Manager: Beverly Jones

 

Generation/Power Management Division Manager:  Eugene Ori/Acting
Operations Division Manager: Timothy Prior
Systems & Communications Division Manager: Terrance Pearson
Finance Division Manager: Mollie Morrison
Regulatory Affairs Division Manager: Anna Henderson
Engineering Division Manager: Gary Agron
Administration Division/Environmental:  Lena Saville
Administration Division/Public Relations Manager: Julie Harris
Administration Division/Safety Officer: Vincent Perez