Electric Division- About Us
Ketchikan Public Utilities welcomes you as a valued customer!
KPU was created in 1932 when the City of Ketchikan purchased the Citizen's Light and Power Company, which first started delivering power to Ketchikan in 1903. KPU is owned by the citizens of Ketchikan and makes every effort to be responsive to the needs and desires of the community. KPU Is a municipally-owned, not for profit public utilities company. Rates and rate changes are all proposed and voted on by the City Council, with available sessions for public comment before they are finalized.
Our mission is to safely and reliably provide affordable renewable energy to the communities of Ketchikan and Saxman. During most of the year, Ketchikan's electric demand is served by four main hydro-electric dams on Revillagigedo Island. When lake levels are reduced, hydro-electric generation is supplemented with diesel generation.