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Smart grid demystified? use in saving electricity. The smart grid will help consumers make good decisions on how best to control their electricity use. It is up to those of us in the industry working closely with consumer organizations and other groups to demonstrate...
No reason to stop conserving energy

For a few months in 2008, Juneau was known as the city that cut down its electricity use by nearly one-third. Everyone had stories to tell about turning down the thermometer and unplugging alarm clocks that weren't...
Alaska editorial: Energy future

...for Alaska - 50 percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and a 15 percent reduction in per capita electricity use in the state by 2020. Alaska already produces 24 percent of its electricity from hydro projects, mostly in Southeast...
State and local briefly

...for a power plant in Nikolskoye. The plant supplies electricity to the 750 people who live in the village, where electricity use is restricted to two hours a day. The village is located on an island at the western end of the Aleutian arc...
Cash-flow problems force Hydaburg layoffs

...septic system last summer, repair 27 fire hydrants and do some road work, Dilts said. The city also is trimming its electricity use and long-distance phone service, he said. "We're doing everything we can to cut back and everything we can...
Isolation, Scarcity and Salmonberries

...the specter of a $2,000 electricity bill, my family was swiftly kicked! After a panicked 60% reduction of our electricity use, and a stint in national news with our neighborhood electricity-free dinners, we took a moment to reflect and...
With low rates back, conservation slackens

...Conservation persists despite this year's cooler temperatures, which ordinarily tend to correlate with higher electricity use. In the weeks before the April 16 avalanche, Juneau was using about 2 to 3 percent more electricity than during...
Alaska editorial: Panning for fuel subsidy ideas for rural Alaskans

...quelled this year's crisis. Sen. Hoffman's proposal is far more generous than the state's subsidy for home electricity use. That program, known as Power Cost Equalization, has much better cost controls and retains some incentives for...
Online energy survey worth your time

...our experience by fully understanding what occurred in response to Juneau's energy crisis. We know Juneau reduced electricity use a stunning 30 percent during this crisis, but we know little about how the conservation was achieved and what changes...
Outside editorial: Energy inefficient

...forward and falling back each year - that it lowers electricity use - turns out to be a myth. Think about that the next...everybody in the state, researchers could compare electricity use before the change and after. The result: Daylight...


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