The high cost of electricity in Rural Alaska might be getting a little cheaper, as utilities buy their annual fuel supplies with low oil prices. But not all will benefit, because of the formula for state fuel cost assistance.
KYUK: Is the cost of electricity going to be going down any time soon?
KOHLER: It will be going down. How soon remains to be seen.
That’s Meera Kohler, president and CEO of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, which provides power for much of rural Alaska.