As a former teacher, Governor Mike Dunleavy says the goal of his second Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference is for attendees to leave with ideas they didn’t know before.
Chugach Electric Association is aggressively pursuing new clean energy projects in a manner that allows it to maintain the lowest rates on the Railbelt, supported by new technologies that enhance the potential of existing assets to balance, or integrate, variable clean energy resources.
The five Railbelt utilities have engaged former Chugach executive Brian Hickey as Executive Director of Regional Railbelt Coordination.
The largest hydroelectric project in Alaska for thirty years is moving ahead. The Alaska Energy Authority made the initial regulatory filing for the Dixon Diversion near Homer.
Regulators approved a rate adjustment meant to encourage fast charging stations by billing only for the energy used, not the high demand when rechargers pour juice into car batteries.
An acting CEO is in place after the utility backed out of hiring a permanent successor for the retiring Lee Thibert.
A consortium of electricity stakeholders, the Railbelt Reliability Council, filed an application seeking formal recognition allowing them to coordinate together.
A utility executive from Minnesota is taking over at Chugach Electric Association.
The Chugach Electric Association board of directors appointed fifteen community members to serve on a Member Advisory Council.
Chugach Electric expects a proposed 4.1% rate increase would be a wash for customers, with a net decrease in reducing utility bills thanks to lower costs for natural gas.