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ConocoPhillips to reopen Kenai LNG plant, resume exports

...gas in Cook Inlet fields. The gas supply situation has now improved due to new drilling to the point that a surplus would be available for export during summer.In winter, however, gas production will be reserved for local utilities.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/conocophillips-reopen-kenai-lng-plant-r
State | AK legislature
Alaska energy overview

...6 million to $7 million ? tremendous benefit to Juneau."Sitka could receive state funding that could keep the local utility off of diesel and on steady-priced hydroelectric power. AEL&P received $2 million in state funding toward an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-23/alaska-energy-overview
State
Alaska asks ConocoPhillips to reopen Kenai LNG plant

...gas markets were met and sufficient natural gas was on hand to export.Balash said contracts are in place to support local utility needs through 2018. Concerns exist, he said, for future exploration."Without market opportunities for gas discoveries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-18/alaska-asks-conocophillips-reopen-kenai
State
Survey: Fairbanks paying even more for energy

...Fairbanks suffers from a dependence on oil for both heating and electric generation. As oil prices have risen, local utility costs have mirrored those increases in the Interior.The cost of heating oil hit its highest point this year, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-20/survey-fairbanks-paying-even-more-energ
State
Officials commission natural gas storage facility

KENAI - A storage facility designed to give local utilities more consistent access to natural gas throughout the year has been injecting gas into its storage reservoir and is expected to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-03/officials-commission-natural-gas-storag
State
Alaska editorial: Southern comfort: Could Cook Inlet gas provide more power again?

...it's good to hear we might not need to start from scratch to begin solving this problem.Many decades ago, state and local utility managers saw that Fairbanks could lower its costs by building a power line to connect to Southcentral Alaska's gas-fired...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-02/alaska-editorial-southern-comfort-cou
Opinion
Smart grid demystified?

...everything we do depends on it. The electric grid - that complex combination of power plants, transmission lines, and local utilities - is what we rely on for our electricity. And we know all too well what happens when there is a power failure. Like...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102110/opi_723849145.shtml
Opinion
Natural gas reservoir not quite ready

...of the Nikiski plant might stretch out the region's gas reserves for a few more years, but it's not certain if local utilities will be able to take advantage of the gas that would have been exported. If the two companies that own the Nikiski...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022211/sta_789084274.shtml
News
Site estimates Alaskans' contribution to warming

...to reveal the output of individuals. Pick Anchorage, and the carbon calculator automatically determines that the local utility gets 11 percent of its power from renewable resources, in this case, hydroelectric. Village utilities generally...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091506/sta_20060915025.shtml
News
State Briefs

...half-inch of rain fell by early afternoon and winds gusted to 40 mph, making for miserable working conditions. Local utility workers and crews brought in to assist them restored power to about 200 more homes as of 3 p.m. Tuesday. But another...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122601/sta_briefs.shtml
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