PCE: Rural Alaska's Energy Lifeline

The Power Cost Equalization program provides an important lifeline to rural Alaska.Funded by the PCE Endowment, the program is not a draw on the state’s general fund, and it provides economic and personal certainty to thousands of Alaskans

PCE Statistics:

  • 194 PCE Communities
  • 83,510 Alaskans
  • Endowment Funded
  • PCE complemenets renewable integration and efficiency measures

The PCE program was established in 1984 as one of the components of a statewide energy plan, providing economic assistance to consumers in rural areas of Alaska. 
The PCE program provides economic assistance to communities and residents in rural areas of Alaska where, in many instances, the kilowatt-hour charge for electricicy can be three to five times higher than the average kWh rate of 20.63 cents in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau.