ML&P customers urged to prepare for possible power outages
ANCHORAGE, AK – Sept. 12, 2012 – The Anchorage office of the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for this weekend.
While winds are not forecasted to be as strong as last week’s storm, Municipal Light & Power customers are urged to prepare for possible power outages. Last week’s damage and predicted rain may increase the likelihood of uprooted trees falling on power lines.
Information on how to prepare for a power outage and links to ML&P’s new Facebook and Twitter accounts are online at www.mlandp.com.
ML&P crews, equipment and plans are in place and the utility will respond to restore power to as many customers as quickly as possible in the event of another widespread outage.
Customers experiencing a power outage are asked to call ML&P’s Power Outage Hotline at 279-7671.
About ML&P: Municipal Light & Power provides electric utility service to some of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods. Its roughly 20-square-mile service territory 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, making it one of the only vertically integrated natural-gas-fired utilities on the West Coast. ML&P is subject to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.