OUR MISSION

Safe, reliable, affordable energy and exceptional service.

Learn how we are working to provide the most innovative, efficient and reliable power to our members.

Energy Efficiency

Reducing costs and promoting a healthy environment for our members

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., Alaska’s oldest existing and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its 53,000+ members.

MEA manages over 4,500 miles of power lines, our Eklutna Generation Station (EGS power plant), and 24 substations.

Currently MEA utilizes a mix of fossil fuel and renewable generation to meet the energy needs of its members. From 2016 to 2019 fossil fuel generation averaged 89% of MEA’s overall generation with the remaining 11% coming from the Eklutna Lake and Bradley Lake Hydro facilities (10%) and Independent Power Producers (1%).

MEA is estimating a 3% reduction in fossil fuel generation in 2021 due to an increase in available hydro generation resources.

EGS is one of the most efficient thermal generation power plants in the Railbelt, which reduces MEA’s consumption of fossil fuels.

Learn ways to save energy by making efficiency upgrades at home and integrating renewable technologies: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver

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21% reduction

in carbon emissions since 2012

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11% increase

in renewable energy production

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53,500 members

in our service area

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70,639 meters

located in MEA's service territory

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4,580 miles

of energized power lines

Renewable Engergy

In the 2020 annual member survey, more than 77% of members supported MEA developing a carbon reduction goal

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21% reduction

in carbon emissions since 2012

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Estimated 3% reduction

in fossil fuel generation in 2021 due to an increase in available hydro generation resources.

MEA provides a presentation on Renewable Energy and member programs
Renewable Engergy

Reducing costs and promoting a healthy environment for our members

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198 Members

personally generating their power through renewable sources.

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1 MW of power

Alaska's largest solar farm, created by Independent Power Producers, provides power to MEA members in Willow.

Community Electric Co-op

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., Alaska’s oldest existing and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its 53,000+ members. MEA's service area includes the communities of Eagle River, Chugiak, and the Mat-Su Borough.