A utility manager says the outage will be disruptive, but allow for an upgrade that improves improves safety and reliability.
Investor-owned utilities are saving millions on their federal tax bills. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is holding hearings over how much should flow back to ratepayers.
A number of Haines residents make a living with “location-neutral” jobs. For many of those people, a reliable internet connection is essential for their work.
After Preliminary tests, AP&T believes it can save money by using a blend of diesel and liquefied natural gas for fuel to produce electricity. AP&T officials hope to try the approach in the future. They say it won’t be feasible until the price of diesel rises and the cost to transport LNG goes down.
Alaska Power and Telephone has purchased the Gustavus Electric Co. The 30-year-old homespun utility is the life’s work of Gustavus local Dick Levitt and his wife Linda.