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Low lake levels drive up hydro costs

...hydroelectric sources have excess water, what would normally bypass Snettisham's turbines is used to generate power for large energy users that have alternative power sources such as the federal building, Greens Creek and some cruise ships. Greens Creek was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-05/low-lake-levels-drive-hydro-costs
Local
Ketchikan Council OKs hydro purchase

...Lake, Lake Tyee, Solomon Gulch and Terror Lake - must be purchased by the Four Dam Pool to ensure affordable power to energy users in Southeast Alaska, said Tom Friesen, one of the city's representatives on a Joint Action Agency.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121601/sta_ketchhydro.shtml
News
Pipeline chief urges decision

...Palin last spring to lead the effort to encourage an in-state pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to Railbelt energy users. It is seen as a backup if the proposed gas line to the Lower 48 fails to materialize. Wasilla Republican Sen. Charlie...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121709/sta_536629364.shtml
My turn: Faulty Columbia Basin salmon plan bad for salmon and jobs

...letter are calling on the Obama Administration to establish a stakeholder process made up of fishermen, farmers, energy users, tribes and others to put their heads together on in-river fish passage and restoration. The federal agencies in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-10/faulty-columbia-basin-salmon-plan-bad
Opinion
Public entities to feel electric pinch, too

...pay for the increased electric costs, including whether to impose a temporary surcharge to the airport's biggest energy users, or to eat some of the costs itself. "It's a real fine balancing act between sharing the load and gouging people...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041808/loc_269857423.shtml
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