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Work starts on new power plant at Anchorage

...ANCHORAGE - City and state officials helped break ground Wednesday for a $275 million power plant in east Anchorage.Municipal Light and Power says the natural gas-fired plant will be 35 percent more efficient that the utility's current turbines...
Anchorage mayor appoints new utility manager

...appointed for Anchorage's city utility company.The Anchorage Daily News says James A. Trent begins his new post with Municipal Light and Power on Monday. He replaces former general manager Jim Posey, who retired in December.Trent most recently...
New plan to resurrect Ship Creek power plant pitched

...past. Hobbs said he can afford the plant's renovation only if the city's utility, Municipal Light and Power, agrees to buy electricity.But Municipal Light and Power's general manager, Jim Posey, said he cannot buy power unless the price...
Raven who knocked out Anchorage power 'nevermore'

...hour-long power outage Sunday afternoon in much of downtown Anchorage. The bird will nevermore darken the city. Municipal Light and Power workers found its carcass at a switchyard where its wings shorted out electrical lines. The Anchorage Daily...
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Anchorage city utility sends wind power proposal

...Anchorage may be buying some power from a proposed wind farm on Fire Island. The Anchorage Daily News reports Anchorage Municipal Light and Power has sent a proposal to Cook Inlet Region Inc. which is behind the project on the island off Anchorage...
Natural gas test cuts use 3 percent

...percent. Elmendorf Air Force Base cut nearly 5 percent. Others taking part included the Chugach Electric Association, Municipal Light and Power, Matanuska Electric Association, Enstar, and the Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula Boroughs. Residents were...
Anchorage wind farm struggles to get utility commitments, putting project's future in question

...for a wind contract. But the head of city-owned Municipal Light and Power, Jim Posey, says it can get a better deal...even if that means importing liquefied natural gas. Municipal Light and Power has made an offer to CIRI, but the Native...
Natural gas reservoir not quite ready

...disruption turns into a public emergency. They can increase hydropower generation or switch to diesel fuel at the Municipal Light & Power plant in Northeast Anchorage, for example. "We've always cooperated with our sister utilities," said...
Study says cost will be billions to find Cook Inlet gas

...Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska did the study for Enstar Natural Gas Co., Chugach Electric Association and Municipal Light & Power. The study said several factors are pushing up the cost of exploration. They include a lack of clarity from...
Alaska editorial: Knowledge is power know is that the utility knows their plight and is working on it.We know there will be a next time. Chugach, Municipal Light and Power, Matanuska Electric Association and any other utility in the state should take note of what happened...


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