Municipal Light & Power
|Street:||1200 E 1st Avenue||City:||Anchorage|
Municipal Light & Power provides electric utility service to commercial, university and medical customers in the downtown and midtown business districts as well as industrial loads in the Ship Creek and port areas. In addition, it serves residential customers in some of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods in its roughly 20-square-mile area. ML&P powers Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and sells electricity to other Railbelt utilities. The utility has a one-third 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.
ML&P generates, transmits and distributes electric power. ML&P operates two thermal generation plants and is currently building a new plant that will be one of the world’s most energy-efficient thermal generation plants in the world. The Hank Nikkels Power Plant 1 is located northeast of downtown in Anchorage . The George M. Sullivan Plant is located in east Anchorage . The new plant expansion project at Plant 2 will provide 120 megawatts when complete in 2016. ML&P also partnered with Chugach Electric on the Southcentral Power Project. The 183-megawatt natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle plant located on Chugach’s headquarters complex near Minnesota Drive and International Airport Road went into service on Jan. 31, 2013. ML&P’s 30 percent share of SPP provides ML&P customers with about 55 megawatts. ML&P also owns 53.33 percent of and operates the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project and has rights to 25.9 percent of the 120-megawatt Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project. ML&P is the south-end controller of the Anchorage-Fairbanks Intertie.