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Sitka residents asked to cut electricity usage

SITKA - Low water levels at two lakes that power Sitka's hydroelectric plants are coming at a bad time for the region as the city prepares to burn diesel fuel during a cold snap in late March.

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Sitka residents asked to cut electricity usage

SITKA - Low water levels at two lakes that power Sitka's hydroelectric plants are coming at a bad time for the region as the city prepares to burn diesel fuel during a cold snap in late March. City utility director Chris Brewton said the combination of low rainfall and cold weather is "the worst of all cases," according to the Daily Sitka Sentinel. The cold weather means the demand for power is growing. The city has asked residents to switch to a nonelectric heat source, such as oil, especially during peak-use hours in the morning.

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A plea for help

...heating. "We don't have cheap natural gas, so I don't like us being compared to the Railbelt when it comes to electricity usage," he said. While many of those testifying had delved deeply into lengthy AEL&P and RCA financial documents and...

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Measure would stop annual 'spring forward'

...energy is saved by the time change to justify its use. A federal study in the 1970s found that the entire country's electricity usage is cut daily by 1 percent by implementing daylight-saving time, says the California Energy Commission on its Web...

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Avalanche downs Snettisham line, again

...diesel power for a month and a half, increasing utility costs for consumers and prompting residents to conserve electricity usage by one-third. "We're going to be down for some time so we need to ask the community to conserve again like...

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State regulators approve emergency electricity rate increase

...kilowatt-hour. The utility's estimate reflected an assumption that customers would cut their post-avalanche electricity usage by 20 percent, as they did starting several days before the filing. A household using 1,000 kilowatt-hours...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042908/loc_273333585.shtml
What did you do for the Juneau energy crisis?

...sacrificed" demonstrates a great deal about what has changed in our culture in the past generation. Consider the electricity usage of a typical American family in 1962, when I was a kid and John Glenn was orbiting around the planet. TV was the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061208/gam_289736583.shtml
Businesses brace for higher bills

...and office manager Dan Pardee had an energy consultant inspect the Thane Road business, he learned the bulk of his electricity usage would be tough to conserve. The fish processor on Thane Road has limited ability to shut down its blast freezers...

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Retroactive rate payments explained

...five-fold rate adjustment goes into effect for May 1, then the rate changes will apply to all of the previous month's electricity usage. It means ratepayers who receive their electric bill on May 1 may be getting the shortest end of the proverbial...

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