Power for the future: state releases plan for Alaska Railbelt electricity 

From Alan Bailey at the Petroleum News: The Alaska Energy Authority has published a draft regional integrated resource plan that presents options and recommendations for the future of electricity power generation, transmission and demand management in Alaska’s Railbelt. The plan, commissioned from consultants Black & Veatch, is intended to provide guidance to policy makers regarding infrastructure upgrades and the appropriate mix of energy sources for power generation in the Railbelt over the next 50 years, and forms part of a package of Railbelt energy-related documents and ideas heading for the upcoming legislative session, as lawmakers and the state administration try to grapple with a series of major energy issues impacting the state. Read more

Also more info on the plan, including a recent presentation by Jim Strandberg, of the Alaska Energy Authority, is on our website here

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