Serving the Northernmost Community in the United States
Barrow Utilities & Electric Coop Inc. (BUECI) is a member-owned cooperative (not-for-profit organization). We have a nine member board of directors, elected on staggered terms, and an average of 55 full-time permanent employees.
Our utility cooperative was established in 1964, roughly 10 years before construction began on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. We serve the Inupiat Eskimo village of Barrow, providing electricity, natural gas, water and sewer services to this community of approximately 4,500.
All photos on this site ( with the exception of the aerial photos ) were taken by Jim Stettler and are the property of Barrow Utilities.
Barrow Utilities & Electric Coop Inc. is a strong supporter of the local community. Contributions are regularly made for academics, sports and cultural events, and honoring volunteers in our community. We also support Barrow’s annual New Year’s celebration fireworks display.