Legislature(2015 - 2016)CAPITOL 17

02/24/2015 10:15 AM ENERGY

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10:17:38 AM Start
10:18:28 AM Presentation: Copper River Valley Regional Energy Planning
10:47:34 AM HB78
11:30:28 AM HB105
11:46:42 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Overview Presentation: TELECONFERENCED
"Rural Energy Partnerships" by Joe Bovee, Vice
President, Ahtna, Incorporated
<Above Presentation Rescheduled from 2/19/15>
*+ HB 78 REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 105 AIDEA: BONDS;PROGRAMS;LOANS;LNG PROJECT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 105(ENE) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
         HB 105-AIDEA: BONDS;PROGRAMS;LOANS;LNG PROJECT                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:30:28 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER announced that the  final order of business would                                                               
be  HOUSE BILL  NO. 105,  "An Act  relating to  the programs  and                                                               
bonds of the Alaska Industrial  Development and Export Authority;                                                               
related  to  the  financing   authorization  through  the  Alaska                                                               
Industrial  Development  and  Export  Authority  of  a  liquefied                                                               
natural gas production plant and  natural gas energy projects and                                                               
distribution systems  in the state;  amending and  repealing bond                                                               
authorizations granted  to the Alaska Industrial  Development and                                                               
Export Authority; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR VAZQUEZ  disclosed that her  husband, Mark Davis,  is an                                                               
employee of AIDEA.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:31:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TILTON  moved  to adopt  the  proposed  committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)   for  HB  105,  labeled   29-GH1019\W,  Shutts,                                                               
2/23/15,  as  the  working  draft.   There  being  no  objection,                                                               
Version W was before the committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER  directed attention  to the change  to HB  105 in                                                               
[Version W] as follows:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     On page 4, line 21, after "terminal"                                                                                       
         Delete:  "The terminal may be located anywhere                                                                         
          within Cook Inlet"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          Insert:  "to be located at Point MacKenzie"                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER  explained this  change reauthorizes  $50 million                                                               
[of  bonding]  authority to  AIDEA  for  a  port facility  to  be                                                               
located at  Point MacKenzie, and  noted that AIDEA seeks  to have                                                               
legislative  reauthorization  within  five years  of  a  project.                                                               
Other changes in [Version W] are as follows:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     On page 5, line 1, after "infrastructure"                                                                                  
          Delete:  "on the North Slope"                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
        Insert:  "in the state that will provide natural                                                                        
          gas to Interior Alaska"                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     On page 5, line 3, after "distribution"                                                                                    
          Delete:  "system"                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          Insert:  "systems"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     On page 5, line 3, after "infrastructure"                                                                                  
          Delete:  "in"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          Insert:  "that will provide natural gas to"                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER said these changes  relate to the bill's previous                                                               
authorization for  a project sited on  the North Slope.   The new                                                               
language changes the intent of the  bill to deliver energy to the                                                               
Interior.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
11:33:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TILTON moved to adopt Amendment 1 as follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     On page 4, line 20, before "equipment"                                                                                     
          Delete:  "loading and conveyer"                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:34:51 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN moved to adopt Amendment 2 as follows:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     On page 4, line 19, after "and"                                                                                            
          Delete:  "related"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN expressed  his understanding  that HB  105                                                               
provides  direction consistent  with the  intent of  the governor                                                               
related to AIDEA's investment in projects.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:35:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
FRED  PARADY,   Acting  Commissioner,  Department   of  Commerce,                                                               
Community  & Economic  Development,  said  yes; specifically  the                                                               
bill  is needed  to authorize  the consideration  of natural  gas                                                               
sourced  from  areas not  located  on  the  North Slope  for  the                                                               
Interior Energy Project.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER  pointed out there  are private  sector proposals                                                               
for liquefied  natural gas (LNG)  facilities at  Point MacKenzie.                                                               
The intent of the rail spur to  the port at Point MacKenzie is to                                                               
move products more competitively, as requested by the Matanuska-                                                                
Susitna (Mat-Su)  Borough, but  not to compete  with the  Port of                                                               
Anchorage because  that port is  situated to cargo  and container                                                               
shipping.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  VAZQUEZ  advised  HB   105  increases  AIDEA's  bonding                                                               
authority from $6  million to $10 million in section  1, from $10                                                               
million to $25 million in section  2, and from $20 million to $25                                                               
million in section 3.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  COLVER  said his  constituents  in  Delta Junction  are                                                               
looking  for leadership  on providing  affordable  energy to  the                                                               
Interior which would strengthen  the regional economy and support                                                               
military  installations.   He expressed  his hope  that providing                                                               
affordable energy to Alaskans becomes a common goal.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL agreed.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:39:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 11:39 a.m. to 11:41 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:41:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TILTON  moved to  report  CSHB  105, Version  29-                                                               
GH1019\W,   Shutts,   2/23/15,   as  amended,   with   individual                                                               
recommendations  and the  accompanying zero  fiscal note.   There                                                               
being no objection,  CSHB 105(ENE) was reported out  of the House                                                               
Special Committee on Energy.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 78 ver E.PDF HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Sponsor Statement.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Sectional.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Fiscal Note - HB078-DCCED-RCA-02-20-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Opposing Documents - Letter Alaska Power Association.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter ACEA Chenega Energy 2-19-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter AK Power and Telephone.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter Arctic Solar Ventures 2-19-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce 1-15-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter Juneau Hydropower 2-19-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter Mahoney Lake Hydro.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter SE AK Homebuilders Assoc 2-9-2015.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter Tok Chamber of Commerce 2-20-2015.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter Yerrick Creek Hydro.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Saxman City Council Resolution 01-2015-03.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Article - Alaska Dispatch News 9-11-2013.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Article - Alaska Dispatch News 11-14-2013.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Article - APRN 1-27-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Flyer AIPPA - The Alaska Competitive Energy Act.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter AIPPA COMPETE 1-13-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Letter NIPPC 1-27-15.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Overview US Sen Murkowski - 20-20 Vision for America's Energy Future 2-2013.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 78 Supporting Documents - Presentation AIPPA - Designing Alaska's Future Removing Energy Gridlock.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 78
HB 105 Proposed CS ver W.PDF HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM
HB 105
2015-02-04 - HENE - Ahtna Presentation - Copper Valley Energy Projects.pdf HENE 2/24/2015 10:15:00 AM