Both Wrangell and Petersburg ran diesel generators this winter to make up for dwindling hydro reservoirs in the midst of an ongoing drought.
The Sitka Electric Department has just installed five new cell phone towers on behalf of GCI. The deal could help shave Sitkans’ electric bills by around $2-million over the next 20 years.
Three electric utilities serving the Anchorage area — Chugach Electric Association, Municipal Light & Power and Matanuska Electric Association– on Monday announced a preliminary agreement to work together to provide lower-cost power.
After four days without power to half the town, the village of Aniak’s electricity was restored Saturday afternoon. Power back within hours of the initial outage for half of the town, but the other half was left to deal with freezers full of thawing food.
As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on … electricity.
APC is expected to revise its rates again next year because when it folds its newly acquired Gustavus Electric into its rate structure.
The intertie could make cheap hydroelectric power available to the 600 residents of Kake, who rely on costly diesel generators.
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.
Alaska Energy and Resources Company will join Avista subsidiary Avista Utilities by July 2014, pending the approval of state and federal regulators, as well as AERC shareholders.
Alaska Energy and Resources Company, the parent company of Juneau utility Alaska Electric Light and Power, has been sold to Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corporation for $170 million.