Alaska has some of the highest electricity and gasoline prices in the nation,1
largely due to its remote location and excessive reliance on crude oil for electricity generation – in 2014, 13% of the state’s electricity came from petroleum fuels. Currently, Alaska has not established an RPS policy.
However, the state also has significant renewable energy resources: 25% of Alaska’s electricity comes from hydropower.2
Plus, many towns rely on biomass plants to supplement their diesel fuel generators,3
and Alaska’s plethora of small-scale microgrids offer an obvious opportunity for increased distributed renewable energy deployment.
Learn more about energy in Alaska with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States