Provides residential and commercial electricity. ML&P serves more than 30,000 customers in Anchorage, providing safe, affordable and reliable power to residents, business and government. Municipal Light & Power provides safe, affordable and reliable electric utility service to some of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods. Its 20-square-mile service area also includes commercial, university and medical customers in the downtown and midtown business districts, as well as industrial loads in the Ship Creek and Port areas. ML&P serves Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and sells electricity to other Railbelt utilities. ML&P is owned by the Municipality of Anchorage, which purchased the distribution system from privately owned Anchorage Power & Light Co. in 1932. Since that time, ML&P has grown to include production and transmission as well as upgraded and expanded distribution. The utility has a one-third working interest in the Beluga River Unit Gas Field.