Report says Fairbanks, Southcentral could see big savings with central utility 

Editor’s Note: Jim Strandberg, of the AK Energy Authority, will talk about this report at REAP’s Monthly Forum Dec. 9 from 6-8p.m. at the Anchorage Museum. Click HERE for more info.

From Chris Eshleman of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: A draft plan on statewide electrical generation suggests big savings are to be found if six electrical utilities in Fairbanks and Southcentral consolidate. The draft plan, a Regional Integrated Resource Plan produced by a Kansas-based international consultant, reports households and businesses will save money if one centralized utility followed its plan for replacing aging transmission lines and power plants and helping guide residents toward energy efficient practices. Read more

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