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Plan would convert natural gas to electricity

...electricity and transmit it around the state by wires, including to rural and Interior Alaska?Officials with a rural power utility and a Alaska Native corporation that includes a former subsidiary of Arco Alaska have been pitching the proposal for...
Utility pole fire causes short power outage in Juneau

...service caught fire Saturday, causing a power outage of about 40 minutes, according to an AEL&P spokesman. The power utility received a report around noon the pole was ablaze, said Scott Willis, vice president of generation for AEL&P...
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$25M school boosts pride in Kongiganak

...have a big pond," he said. Five powerful wind turbines also rise near the school. There's talk that the local power utility might provide excess power to the school, once the turbines are running. That could free up money for education or...
Scandal keeps company from gas line bid

...a subsidiary of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. MidAmerican runs gas and electric power utilities, and says its pipelines carried about 8 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2006. The letter...
Alaska Digest

...has proposed that the Ketchikan Shipyard receive a 30-year electric rate subsidy from the city-owned Ketchikan power utility. AIDEA, a quasi-state agency with the mission of encouraging economic growth and diversification, owns the shipyard...
Study finds plenty of natural gas in Cook Inlet

...77 per thousand cubic feet, according to James Posey, general manager of Municipal Light & Power, the electric power utility owned by the city of Anchorage. In coming years, that price most likely will rise to $3 to $6 per cubic feet...
Anchorage wind farm struggles to get utility commitments, putting project's future in question

...Anchorage's Fire Island has yet to get the city's major power utilities to sign on, leaving prospects for the project in...unworkable. Chugach, a cooperative, is the biggest power utility in the state. It serves about 80,000 homes and...
Pelican fears loss of fish plant

...and is coming back to us," Malin said. Malin said that without the seafood plant, Kake Tribal wouldn't need power utility and would be willing to sell it and the fuel dock. "We're not really marketing it, but it is questionable if we...
Pole stands as options debated

...We met with Tlingit representatives from the (San Francisco) Bay Area, as well as representatives of a local power utility.'' Park officials are concerned the wood in the pole is so rotten it could break into pieces when it's lowered...
Fiscal crisis veterans tell it like it is

...reimbursements? Which will the government honor first - holders of U.S. Treasury notes seeking repayment, or bills from power utilities who need to pay their suppliers so they can generate electricity for transit systems and hospitals? The general chaos...
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