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
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ENERGY                                                                              
                       February 24, 2015                                                                                        
                           10:17 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Jim Colver, Co-Chair                                                                                             
Representative Liz Vazquez, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Benjamin Nageak                                                                                                  
Representative David Talerico                                                                                                   
Representative Cathy Tilton                                                                                                     
Representative Matt Claman                                                                                                      
Representative Adam Wool                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PRESENTATION:  COPPER RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL ENERGY PLANNING                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 78                                                                                                               
"An  Act  bearing the  short  title  of the  'Alaska  Competitive                                                               
Energy Act  of 2015'; and  relating to the  Regulatory Commission                                                               
of Alaska."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 105(ENE) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 78                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) WILSON                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
01/23/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/23/15       (H)       ENE, L&C                                                                                               
02/24/15       (H)       ENE AT 10:15 AM CAPITOL 17                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 105                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: AIDEA: BONDS;PROGRAMS;LOANS;LNG PROJECT                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
02/11/15       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/11/15       (H)       ENE, RES, L&C, FIN                                                                                     
02/17/15       (H)       ENE AT 10:15 AM BARNES 124                                                                             
02/17/15       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/17/15       (H)       MINUTE(ENE)                                                                                            
02/24/15       (H)       ENE AT 10:15 AM CAPITOL 17                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JOE BOVEE, Vice President Land and Resources                                                                                    
Ahtna, Incorporated                                                                                                             
Glennallen, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided  a PowerPoint presentation entitled                                                             
"Copper River Valley Regional Energy  Planning:  A Public-Private                                                               
Partnership Working to Development(sic) Affordable Energy."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JASON HOKE, Executive Director                                                                                                  
Copper Valley Development Association                                                                                           
Glennallen, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:  Participated  in the PowerPoint presentation                                                             
entitled  "Copper  River  Valley  Regional Energy  Planning:    A                                                               
Public-Private    Partnership    Working   to    Development(sic)                                                               
Affordable Energy."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT WILKINSON, Chief Executive Officer                                                                                       
Copper Valley Electric Association                                                                                              
Glennallen, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Participated  in a  PowerPoint presentation                                                             
entitled  "Copper  River  Valley  Regional Energy  Planning:    A                                                               
Public-Private    Partnership    Working   to    Development(sic)                                                               
Affordable Energy."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
BRUCE CAIN, Special Projects Manager                                                                                            
Ahtna, Incorporated                                                                                                             
Glennallen, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Participated  in a  PowerPoint presentation                                                             
entitled  "Copper  River  Valley  Regional Energy  Planning:    A                                                               
Public-Private    Partnership    Working   to    Development(sic)                                                               
Affordable Energy."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TAMMIE WILSON                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Speaking as the sponsor, introduced HB 78.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
DUFF MITCHELL, Executive Director                                                                                               
Alaska Independent Power Producers Association (AIPPA)                                                                          
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  On behalf of Representative Wilson,                                                                    
sponsor, provided an overview of HB 78.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SUZANNE GIBSON, Senior Director                                                                                                 
Energy Development                                                                                                              
Cook Island Region, Inc.                                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 78.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
JOEL GROVES, Project Manager                                                                                                    
Fishhook Renewable Energy                                                                                                       
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 78.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
TIM MCLEOD, President                                                                                                           
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company                                                                                         
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to HB 78.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MIKE CRAFT                                                                                                                      
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 78.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
JODIE MITCHELL, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager                                                                         
Inside Passage Electrical Cooperative                                                                                           
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to HB 78.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
FRED PARADY, Acting Commissioner                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered a question during the hearing on                                                                
HB 105.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:17:38 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR JIM COLVER called the  House Special Committee on Energy                                                             
meeting to  order at  10:17 a.m.   Representatives  Claman, Wool,                                                               
Tilton, Vazquez,  and Colver were  present at the call  to order.                                                               
Representatives Talerico  and Nageak  arrived as the  meeting was                                                               
in progress.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^PRESENTATION:  COPPER RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL ENERGY PLANNING                                                                    
  PRESENTATION:  COPPER RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL ENERGY PLANNING                                                               
                                                                                                                              
10:18:28 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER announced that the  first order of business would                                                               
be  a  presentation  on  Copper   River  Valley  Regional  Energy                                                               
Planning.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:18:51 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JOE   BOVEE,  Vice   President,   Land   and  Resources,   Ahtna,                                                               
Incorporated, said  the presentation would focus  on rural energy                                                               
partnerships within the Copper River Valley region.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:20:01 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JASON  HOKE,   Executive  Director,  Copper   Valley  Development                                                               
Association (CDVA), said CVDA is  the Alaska Regional Development                                                               
Organization  (ARDOR), Division  of  Economic Development  (DED),                                                               
Department   of  Commerce,   Community  &   Economic  Development                                                               
(DCCED), for the  region of the state extending  beyond Paxton to                                                               
the Matanuska-Susitna  Borough, south to Valdez,  and west almost                                                               
to  the  Canadian  border  (slide   2).    Copper  Valley  is  an                                                               
unorganized  borough with  no municipalities  encompassing 20,649                                                               
square miles.   There are twenty-three  communities, eight tribal                                                               
governments,  and two  Native  corporations, Ahtna,  Incorporated                                                               
(Ahtna) and Chitina Native Corporation  (CNC).  The population of                                                               
3,000 residents  is declining  rapidly; Copper  Valley is  on the                                                               
road  system with  a rural  lifestyle  and the  high expenses  of                                                               
rural living (slide  3).  Mr. Hoke said CVDA  has contracted with                                                               
the Alaska Energy  Authority (AEA), DCCED, to  produce a Regional                                                               
Energy Plan  of which draft Phases  1 and 2 are  nearly complete.                                                               
The plan involved a collaboration  between all of the communities                                                               
in  the area,  tribes,  businesses, and  energy  companies.   The                                                               
energy plan  identifying long-term  goals included  an electrical                                                               
intertie with  the Railbelt; developing natural  gas; a liquefied                                                               
natural  gas (LNG)  feasibility  project linked  to the  Interior                                                               
Energy Project;  development of  summer hydroelectric  power with                                                               
storage and  cogeneration; links to  the Alaska LNG  project; and                                                               
the  development  of  other   resources  such  as  hydroelectric,                                                               
biomass,  solar,  wind,  and  geothermal (slide  4).    Mr.  Hoke                                                               
pointed out  that non-state dollars  are coming into  the region;                                                               
for example,  ARDOR has leveraged  $4 for every $1  received from                                                               
the state, most  of which has been directed to  energy and energy                                                               
development.   From  private sources,  Ahtna invested  $3 million                                                               
last year,  and the Copper  Valley Electric  Association invested                                                               
$8 million  in the  Allison Creek  generation project.   Finally,                                                               
with  the  help of  CVDA,  small  businesses have  obtained  U.S.                                                               
Department of Agriculture Rural  Energy for America Program loans                                                               
and grants totaling over $1 million toward energy efficiency.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:24:02 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOVEE  informed the committee  that although in  rural Alaska                                                               
residents  have different  backgrounds  and cultural  identities,                                                               
the high  cost of  energy unites  everyone.   He presented  a map                                                               
illustrating oil  and gas basins  in Alaska and indicated  that a                                                               
50-mile radius  around Glennallen has been  identified for middle                                                               
earth  [outside of  Cook  Inlet  and south  of  68 degrees  north                                                               
latitude] tax credits (slide 6).   Over the past 10-15 years, oil                                                               
and gas  research has been  conducted in the Copper  River Valley                                                               
region and a state exploration  license was issued covering about                                                               
44,000 acres; in fact, millions  of dollars have been invested in                                                               
exploration over the past 30-40  years.  Recently, Ahtna invested                                                               
about  $3 million  in  the Tolsona  project  west of  Glennallen.                                                               
Previous  geological  data  and past  exploration  have  revealed                                                               
strong natural gas indications, and  all of the exploration wells                                                               
have  gas  shows.    He  pointed  out  that  the  identified  gas                                                               
formation   is  accessible   to  Southcentral   Alaska  and   its                                                               
population centers,  the highway, and  tidewater at Valdez.   Mr.                                                               
Bovee noted that  the drilling challenges of  high pressure water                                                               
zones can  be alleviated since  they have been  identified (slide                                                               
7).   He displayed a map  showing Copper River Basin  Natural Gas                                                               
within  which has  been found  natural gas  and shale  oil during                                                               
years of  exploration.  In  the last 18  months an area  on state                                                               
land has been  explored, including 40 miles of 2D  seismic.  Also                                                               
shown were oil and gas exploration  wells (slide 8).  From all of                                                               
the   previous  and   current   data,   porous,  permeable,   and                                                               
hydrocarbon-bearing lower Cretaceous  zones have been identified,                                                               
which  indicates  the region  has  the  correct geology  for  gas                                                               
structures.   Several  large,  fault-bounded geologic  structures                                                               
have  been  identified,  two  of which  cross  onto  state  land.                                                               
However, high pressure  water zones are present.   He described a                                                               
cross-section of the geology of the area (slide 9).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:28:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOVEE turned to market  opportunities, which are critical for                                                               
exploration and development.  Market  research determined that if                                                               
the region could only produce  thousands of British thermal units                                                               
(Btus) per day, it would  not be economically feasible to develop                                                               
the industry.   If millions  of Btus  were produced per  day, the                                                               
market  would be  the  Copper River  Valley  area, including  the                                                               
electric  association, the  school district,  and commercial  and                                                               
residential markets.  If billions  of Btus were produced per day,                                                               
the region would attract instate  or international markets (slide                                                               
10).  An  analysis of the local market indicated  that there is a                                                               
high  need for  natural gas  and thus  determined that  the local                                                               
market  is viable.    Based  on $4  per  gallon  fuel oil,  using                                                               
natural  gas would  represent a  cost savings  of 15  percent for                                                               
home heating  (slide 11).  Mr.  Bovee said the next  step for his                                                               
organization  is  to  engineer  and  design  a  new  well  to  be                                                               
completed  in 2016.   The  well will  be located  in a  new, very                                                               
promising site.   Further, CVDA  is finalizing an  application to                                                               
the  Regulatory   Commission  of  Alaska  (RCA)   for  local  gas                                                               
distribution,  which will  take about  one year.   Also,  CVDA is                                                               
evaluating developing markets,  which may be a  pipeline, a micro                                                               
LNG plant  trucking LNG  to rural  communities, or  an electrical                                                               
intertie.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  COLVER asked  for the  prospects  of the  basin in  the                                                               
Tolsona area.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOVEE  answered that at the  time of the state  license, CVDA                                                               
reprocessed  old data  and found  a gap;  with new  seismic data,                                                               
four sides  of a  gas structure  east of  Tolsona Lake  have been                                                               
identified, and he  estimated the structure is  five miles square                                                               
at its base at 5,000 feet.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:34:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR   COLVER  asked   about  challenges   to  oil   and  gas                                                               
development in the basin.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:34:36 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOVEE  recalled the previous  wells that were drilled  in the                                                               
'90s  and '00s  encountered high  pressure water  zones and  high                                                               
pressure gas  zones.  The problems  caused by these zones  can be                                                               
countered  by  installing well  casing.    The other  problem  is                                                               
attracting  financiers   and  developers   to  a   small  market.                                                               
However, the region's  location on the road system  is a benefit.                                                               
He urged  the committee  to consider  improvements to  the middle                                                               
earth tax credit legislation.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:37:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT   WILKINSON,  Chief   Executive  Officer,   Copper  Valley                                                               
Electric Association,  said CVEA  provides electrical  service to                                                               
the Copper  Valley area  and Valdez with  power from  the Solomon                                                               
Gulch  hydroelectric facility  -  which is  a combustion  turbine                                                               
cogeneration project  adjacent to Petro  Star refinery -  and two                                                               
diesel-fired generation plants.   Currently under construction is                                                               
the Allison  Creek project which  will increase  CVEA's renewable                                                               
energy portfolio  from 50 percent to  64 percent.  In  the Copper                                                               
River basin,  the average residential  cost per kilowatt  hour in                                                               
2014  was 28  cents.   He attributed  the high  cost of  electric                                                               
rates to  the use of  diesel fuel and  the cost of  operating and                                                               
maintaining   four  power   plants.     Copper  Valley   Electric                                                               
Association believes  the best long-term solution  for lower cost                                                               
is a CVEA  intertie to the Railbelt energy grid.   Benefits would                                                               
include  improved  reliability  and transfer  capacity,  economic                                                               
development   opportunities,  development   of  stranded   energy                                                               
projects such  as Tiekle  River and Silver  Lake, service  to new                                                               
commercial   customers,    and   lower   rates    to   residents.                                                               
Approximately  20  years  ago, CVEA  proposed  an  intertie  from                                                               
Glennallen  to Sutton,  and the  prefeasibility study  provided a                                                               
foundation of data (slide 13).                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:39:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
BRUCE  CAIN,  Special  Projects   Manager,  Ahtna,  informed  the                                                               
committee Ahtna  has proposed an LNG  demonstration project which                                                               
ties into an Ahtna gas development  project as well.  The purpose                                                               
is  to begin  working  in  the local  market  and  build a  small                                                               
community natural  gas distribution  grid which could  be started                                                               
now if  LNG was  trucked to  a small  regasification plant.   The                                                               
proposed demonstration project would be  shared with the state as                                                               
successful  methods  to  convert small  communities  or  isolated                                                               
areas  to natural  gas become  clear.   The project  benefits the                                                               
Copper River Valley community by  the construction of a local gas                                                               
distribution grid for the power  plant and business area that can                                                               
be  used  following  the  future development  of  a  natural  gas                                                               
system.   Mr. Cain noted that  a CAPSIS request in  the amount of                                                               
$175,000  has been  submitted for  a feasibility  study, and  the                                                               
total project cost  is estimated to be $8 million  to $10 million                                                               
funded  by Rural  Development,  U.S.  Department of  Agriculture,                                                               
grants, and private investment (slides 14 and 15).                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. BOVEE concluded that the  entities in the Copper River Valley                                                               
region  are  working together  on  energy  projects.   Finalizing                                                               
Phase 11 of the Copper Basin  Regional Energy Plan will result in                                                               
a prioritized list of the top projects as follows (slide 16):                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
   · evaluation of the intertie                                                                                                 
   · the LNG demonstration project                                                                                              
   · Ahtna natural gas exploration                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:43:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 10:43 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
             HB  78-REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:47:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE  BILL NO.  78, "An  Act bearing the  short title  of the                                                               
'Alaska  Competitive Energy  Act of  2015'; and  relating to  the                                                               
Regulatory Commission of Alaska."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:47:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TAMMIE  WILSON, Alaska State  Legislature, sponsor                                                               
of  HB  78,  paraphrased  from the  following  sponsor  statement                                                               
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     It  is my  honored to  present  HB78 on  behalf of  the                                                                    
     Alaska  Independent  Power  Producers.  Competition  is                                                                    
     good. Competition  brings out  the best of  America and                                                                    
     Alaska. Competition is the basis  for a free and market                                                                    
     force driven  society. Business and  industrial sectors                                                                    
     that  have vibrant  competitive  markets  work hard  to                                                                    
     drive   down   consumer  prices.   Competition   sparks                                                                    
     innovation  to  improve production,  shave  unnecessary                                                                    
     costs, and continually improve  customer service in the                                                                    
     never  ending  pursuit  to meet  or  beat  competition.                                                                    
     Alaskans  understand  and  embrace  competition  as  an                                                                    
     integral  component  of   our  existence  as  Alaskans.                                                                    
     Competition  is  not complicated.  Alaskans  understand                                                                    
     competition in  the sports arena  and in  all endeavors                                                                    
     that  require  a pursuit  of  excellence.  As with  our                                                                    
     world  famous Iditarod  Dog Sled  Race,  we don't  just                                                                    
     hand  out trophies,  we expect  our Alaskan  winners to                                                                    
     earn  it.   Our  Alaska  electrical  energy   laws  and                                                                    
     regulations that  not only discourage  competition, but                                                                    
     more aptly pre-empt  competition and discourage private                                                                    
     investment in our  electrical energy infrastructure. As                                                                    
     a   result  to   our  economic   counterproductive  and                                                                    
     anticompetitive policies,  Alaska ranks last of  all 50                                                                    
     states  in the  production  of competitive  electricity                                                                    
     from independent power producers.  Due, in part, to our                                                                    
     lack  of wholesale  electrical competition  Alaska also                                                                    
     has the  highest average  cost of  industrial, business                                                                    
     electricity rates  in the  nation. Also,  Alaska almost                                                                    
     has the  highest average residential  electricity rates                                                                    
     in the  nation. Our noncompetitive high  electric rates                                                                    
     negatively   impact   our  economic   development   and                                                                    
     unnecessarily  burden  our Alaskan  businesses,  mines,                                                                    
     entrepreneurs  and  households.   Our  high  electrical                                                                    
     energy costs,  not only impact  our economy,  they also                                                                    
     impact  our   local  government   operations,  schools,                                                                    
     hospitals, and  services. A  school or  hospital dollar                                                                    
     unnecessarily spent  on uncompetitive electricity  is a                                                                    
     dollar  that  could  be   more  productively  spent  on                                                                    
     educating our  youth or reducing the  health care costs                                                                    
     for Alaskans. Wilson started out  as a territory and as                                                                    
     a young  state, we  rightfully granted  monopoly rights                                                                    
     to utilities and  awarded exclusive service territories                                                                    
     in   our  effort   to  provide   incentives  to   drive                                                                    
     electrical  service to  all  urban  and rural  Alaskans                                                                    
     alike. However,  we have  outgrown this  monopoly model                                                                    
     that now  holds back  the diversification  and vibrancy                                                                    
     of  our non-oil  industry  economy.  We must  integrate                                                                    
     wholesale  competition  to  encourage  private  capital                                                                    
     investment into  energy generation and  transmission to                                                                    
     not  only  decrease  electricity   costs  but  also  to                                                                    
     improve Alaskans long term  energy security from future                                                                    
     rate   increases.    Fair   play,   open    access   to                                                                    
     transmission, nondiscrimination  in the  procurement of                                                                    
     lowest  cost  energy  allows   market  forces  to  pick                                                                    
     winners and provides  an avenue for Alaska  to meet its                                                                    
     goals as stated in our  State Energy Policy. The Alaska                                                                    
     Competitive  Energy  Act  embraces competition  as  the                                                                    
     guiding  principle for  our  electrical generation  and                                                                    
     transmission  industry   because  Alaskans   know  that                                                                    
     competition works.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WILSON  said she  has heard from  private industry                                                               
that projects have  already been built, but are  unable to access                                                               
the grid.   She  stressed that private  businesses are  needed at                                                               
this time of the current state  budget deficit, and the grid must                                                               
be shared.  Representative Wilson  directed attention to a letter                                                               
from  "Chugach   Power"  found  in  the   committee  packet  that                                                               
recommends  waiting  "for   a  report  that  may   come  out,  my                                                               
understanding,  may not  come out  until  June."    However,  she                                                               
advised that  residents in her  legislative district  are moving,                                                               
and businesses are not expanding,  "because they keep waiting for                                                               
more affordable energy ...."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:52:49 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TILTON  asked why the legislature  should not wait                                                               
for  the  Regulatory Commission  of  Alaska  (RCA) to  issue  its                                                               
report.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON explained  that  last  year RCA  requested                                                               
more direction  on how it  can better service Alaskans,  and that                                                               
was the  origin of the  bill.  There may  be changes that  can be                                                               
made  through the  legislative process,  but to  stop legislation                                                               
"instead  of  working in  tandem,"  would  slow progress  on  the                                                               
issue.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:54:05 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DUFF  MITCHELL,  Executive  Director,  Alaska  Independent  Power                                                               
Producers Association (AIPPA), said AIPPA  has worked on the bill                                                               
for three years.   He provided an overview of  HB 78, saying that                                                               
the bill  embodies competition and  fair play; the  bill includes                                                               
non-discrimination   elements,   opens   doors  for   access   to                                                               
transmission,  and sets  basic ground  rules.   Currently, Alaska                                                               
differs  from  the  rest  of  the nation  in  its  regulation  of                                                               
generation  and  transmission,  and  the bill  brings  Alaska  in                                                               
alignment.  Mr. Mitchell said  Alaska ranks poorly in competitive                                                               
generation  and   high  cost  because  it   does  not  invigorate                                                               
competitive  market  forces.     He  disagreed  that   HB  78  is                                                               
deregulation;  in fact,  the bill  creates wholesale  competitive                                                               
regulation: Any  contract by an independent  power producer (IPP)                                                               
would be  sold to a utility  on a power purchase  agreement (PPA)                                                               
and authorized  by RCA.   In  addition, HB  78 follows  the state                                                               
energy  policy  [passed in  the  26th  Alaska State  Legislature]                                                               
which promotes  the development  of renewable  energy, encourages                                                               
coal  and  other  gas hydrates  for  electrical  generation,  and                                                               
encourages   economic  development   by  streamlined   regulatory                                                               
processes.  Yet today, "the RCA  takes two years for a docket, in                                                               
the private  business, that's  a lifetime [and]  puts you  out of                                                               
business."   Furthermore, in 2012,  RCA heard testimony  in which                                                               
the state  energy policy was characterized  as aspirational, thus                                                               
HB 78 is a reflection of that characterization.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:57:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER  asked what  the bill directs  RCA to  do, beyond                                                               
its current responsibilities.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. MITCHELL advised  that some RCA rules are  out of syncopation                                                               
with the Public Utility Regulatory  Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).                                                               
Further, although  RCA narrowly  addresses avoided cost,  it does                                                               
nothing to address  open access to transmission,  equal costs, or                                                               
the nondiscriminatory  aspects, and  other aspects, of  the state                                                               
energy policy.   The bill  transforms the state energy  policy so                                                               
that  RCA would  be required  to  consider aspects  of the  state                                                               
energy policy,  such as streamlining and  making regulations more                                                               
equal and fair.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  COLVER   inquired  as   to  the   utilities'  reporting                                                               
requirements, which affect their rate structure.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. MITCHELL said the bill  asks utilities to produce and publish                                                               
avoided costs of  generation; this is important  so that proposed                                                               
energy  projects can  complete their  prefeasibility studies  and                                                               
compete against a known cost.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER asked whether the  reports are currently not made                                                               
public.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. MITCHELL acknowledged that some  utilities publish an average                                                               
which may include  the cost of hydroelectric power  from a source                                                               
built 100 years  ago, but do not publish the  source and the cost                                                               
of each type of generation; an  IPP needs to know the incremental                                                               
cost of diesel, for example.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:00:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE WOOL  asked for  the effect  of avoided  costs "on                                                               
the equation."                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MITCHELL  recalled  PURPA  passed in  1978  and  each  state                                                               
implemented its version of PURPA.   Prior to 1999, utility issues                                                               
were heard by  the Alaska Public Utilities  Commission (APUC) and                                                               
in 1982, APUC  ruled that although incremental  cost analysis was                                                               
appropriate,    Alaska    utilities   were    not    sufficiently                                                               
sophisticated to calculate incremental costs.   The ruling was to                                                               
be  temporary.    Therefore,  although  PURPA  directs  that  the                                                               
utility displace the  higher-cost source, usually oil,  so an IPP                                                               
can  compete with  oil; if  the costs  are averaged,  lower costs                                                               
from older  power projects keep the  avoided cost low.   He noted                                                               
that the  federal definition  of avoided  cost is  an incremental                                                               
cost system, not an average cost system.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  WOOL  questioned  whether having  a  transmission                                                               
company  (TRANSCO)  or  an   independent  system  operator  (ISO)                                                               
dispatching energy over a robust  transmission system would solve                                                               
grid access problems for IPPs.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MITCHELL  observed that  HB  78  lays  the ground  rules  of                                                               
nondiscrimination and equal treatment; however,  a TRANSCO or ISO                                                               
would not  solve problems  without rules to  follow.   He pointed                                                               
out the  great risk of  an organization of  utilities rule-making                                                               
without legislative direction, guidance, and principles.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  VAZQUEZ  requested  that  Mr.  Mitchell  summarize  the                                                               
ground rules found within HB 78.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. MITCHELL  summarized that  all parties  have an  equal stake,                                                               
pay the  same rate, are treated  equally, have the same  rules of                                                               
integration  and  interconnection, and  have  a  voice in  future                                                               
decision-making.    Unlike  the  bylaws of  the  Alaska  Railbelt                                                               
Cooperative  Transmission  &  Electric  Company  (ARCTEC),  these                                                               
rules  ensure IPPs  have a  role and  stability so  they can  get                                                               
private financing.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:06:13 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR COLVER opened public testimony on HB 78.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
11:06:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUZANNE  GIBSON, Senior  Director, Energy  Development, expressed                                                               
the  support of  Cook Inlet  Region Inc.  (CIRI) for  HB 7.   Ms.                                                               
Gibson  said the  new legislation  would  facilitate the  state's                                                               
energy  policy  goal  to   encourage  renewable  and  alternative                                                               
generation.  Her role at CIRI  is to develop energy projects such                                                               
as Fire Island Wind, which  has delivered renewable wind power to                                                               
Chugach Electric  Association Inc., (CEA) since  September, 2012.                                                               
Fire Island Wind  has generated more than  120,000 megawatt hours                                                               
and  substantially  lowered  the   consumption  of  natural  gas;                                                               
however, to  develop projects, CIRI  recognizes the need  for the                                                               
cooperation of  the purchasing  utilities.   In 2014,  CIRI began                                                               
the  second phase  of the  project; however,  although power  was                                                               
offered at  a cost of 6.3  cents per kilowatt hour,  no utilities                                                               
executed  a power  purchase  agreement.   Without  a buyer,  CIRI                                                               
considered  proceeding as  a qualifying  facility (QF);  however,                                                               
the  regulatory framework  was insufficient  upon  which to  make                                                               
investment decisions.   The proposed  rules before RCA  in Docket                                                               
R-13-002  are intended  to clarify  regulations on  cogeneration,                                                               
small  power  production, and  QFs,  and  may  be met  with  more                                                               
resistance  from  utilities  and  attempts  to  "water  down  the                                                               
language."   Even  if PURPA  regulations are  adopted, additional                                                               
action is needed  from the legislature; Docket  R-13-002 does not                                                               
provide   a   framework   for  creating   competitive   wholesale                                                               
electricity  and  does  not ensure  access  to  the  transmission                                                               
system by  QFs and IPPs, but  this can be accomplished  by HB 78.                                                               
A clear legislative framework has  been requested by IPPs and RCA                                                               
commissioners,  and a  lack of  legislative rules  regarding fair                                                               
consideration  and  nondiscriminatory  open  access  transmission                                                               
service  were  the  primary barriers  preventing  the  successful                                                               
development of  Fire Island Wind  Phase 2.   Ms. Gibson  said her                                                               
experience  led  her  to  be  an  advocate  for  appropriate  and                                                               
necessary changes so that Alaska  can adopt practices implemented                                                               
by the  energy utility industry  across the  U.S.  In  2015, CIRI                                                               
planned  to  invest $50  million  to  add  capacity to  the  wind                                                               
project, expand  the diversity of  fuel supply,  provide economic                                                               
stimulus,  cut  carbon emissions,  and  move  toward the  state's                                                               
renewable  energy  goal;  however,  a lack  of  definitive  rules                                                               
allows  the   utilities  to  reinforce  their   barriers  to  IPP                                                               
development.     She  provided  the  following   examples:  CEA's                                                               
existing  tariff discriminates  against IPPs  because no  IPP can                                                               
qualify to be  an eligible customer without a  process that takes                                                               
18  months; utilities  have full  discretion including  penalties                                                               
for the  use of  generators, the capital  cost of  new equipment,                                                               
assumed losses of value  from hydroelectric resources, additional                                                               
personnel  costs,  punitive  natural  gas  price  increases,  and                                                               
uncertain  transmission  wheeling  rates.    Ms.  Gibson  closed,                                                               
saying the lack of rules is  difficult for utilities and IPPs and                                                               
leads to repeated negotiations with certain utility executives.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:14:40 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JOEL   GROVES,  Project   Manager,  Fishhook   Renewable  Energy,                                                               
informed the committee Fishhook  Renewable Energy is developing a                                                               
run-of-river  hydropower project  in  Hatcher Pass.   Mr.  Groves                                                               
said the experience of Fishhook  Renewable Energy affirms that of                                                               
AIPPA and CIRI:  The  existing regulatory framework is hostile to                                                               
IPPs in Alaska.   Since 2006, his company has  suffered delays to                                                               
the  project stemming  from  the  existing regulatory  framework.                                                               
Generally  speaking, the  management  of  the Matanuska  Electric                                                               
Association (MEA) and CEA have  been conducive to the development                                                               
of IPPs; however,  management can change, thus the  reforms in HB                                                               
78 are  critical to  moving Alaska's  electrical sector  toward a                                                               
more competitive framework and lower costs.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:17:25 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
TIM MCLEOD,  President, Alaska Electric  Light and  Power Company                                                               
(AEL&P), said AEL&P is a utility  that has served Juneau for over                                                               
120 years and  is now a subsidiary  of Avista Corp.    Mr. McLeod                                                               
said HB 78 would  raise the cost of energy in  Alaska.  He stated                                                               
that all  of the power-generating  units in Juneau were  paid for                                                               
with private funds;  in fact, AEL&P is  an investor-owned utility                                                               
that  owns  Gold  Creek,  Annex Creek,  Salmon  Creek,  and  Lake                                                               
Dorothy  projects,  and  has  financial  responsibility  for  the                                                               
Snettisham Hydroelectric  Project which was built  by the federal                                                               
government.   He  opined that  throughout the  state most  of the                                                               
projects   are  being   paid  for   through  rates   and  private                                                               
investment.    Mr.  McLeod  said  AEL&P's  corporate  goals  are:                                                               
provide  reliable  and  safe electrical  service  from  renewable                                                               
resources; provide among the lowest  rates and maintain financial                                                               
integrity; use  electrical resources  efficiently.   In addition,                                                               
AEL&P thrives  on the  well-being of its  community.   He pointed                                                               
out that  AEL&P has the  capability of becoming an  IPP; however,                                                               
to do  so would raise rates.   Most other utilities  in the state                                                               
have  similar goals,  and that  is why  they are  opposed to  the                                                               
proposed  bill.   The  plans  that  utilities  make in  order  to                                                               
provide   low-cost  power   can   be   interrupted  by   existing                                                               
regulations;  for example,  a utility  is required  to buy  power                                                               
from a QF and his  understanding is that AEL&P's incremental cost                                                               
may be  the cost of diesel  generation.  Mr. McLeod  advised that                                                               
Inside  Passage  Electric  Cooperative   is  in  the  process  of                                                               
building  a small  hydroelectric  project in  Hoonah  - by  using                                                               
grant funds  - built the facility  for less than an  IPP building                                                               
with  private funds  could have,  and  significantly lowered  the                                                               
cost of  energy.  Mr. McLeod  urged for the legislature  to defer                                                               
to RCA,  because it  has the  expertise to  write policy  for the                                                               
utilities to follow.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:22:36 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MIKE CRAFT  informed the committee  he entered the  energy market                                                               
in  2007 because  his community  was in  decline.   He questioned                                                               
whether any planning  was done by the utilities then  or now.  He                                                               
referred to  the letters  of support and  opposition to  the bill                                                               
that  are  found   in  the  committee  packet,   and  noted  that                                                               
opposition testimony  by the utilities does  not provide reasons,                                                               
justification,  or an  explanation of  how the  bill would  raise                                                               
rates.   He stated  this is  untrue; in fact,  the more  power he                                                               
sells  to  the  utility,  the  lower the  price  becomes.    When                                                               
competing with  diesel, the  cost is 37  cents per  kilowatt hour                                                               
(kWh),  with coal,  the cost  is 6.5  cents per  kWh, making  the                                                               
average cost 9.8  cents per kWh, and  the cost comes down.   On a                                                               
federal  level,   costs  based  on  averages   are  illegal,  and                                                               
camouflage the  true cost  of producing  power across  the state.                                                               
Mr.  Craft said  RCA  asked for  direction  from the  legislature                                                               
because it is  a regulator and -  as such - cannot  act on policy                                                               
that has  not passed out  of the  legislature.  Returning  to the                                                               
subject  of  time, and  concerns  that  the bill  is  progressing                                                               
quickly, he stressed  that the residents of Fairbanks  are out of                                                               
time,  and cannot  wait  one more  year.   He  restated that  the                                                               
Railbelt  utilities   do  not  engage  in   collective  long-term                                                               
planning; however, IPPs  have projects ready right  now that will                                                               
bring the cost of power down and create jobs.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:26:28 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JODIE MITCHELL,  Chief Executive Officer/General  Manager, Inside                                                               
Passage  Electrical Cooperative  (IPEC), urged  the committee  to                                                               
wait  for RCA  to decide  on Docket  R-13-002 because  it is  the                                                               
appropriate  body  to  address  the  foregoing  questions.    The                                                               
utilities understand  the time  that is needed  for RCA  to issue                                                               
decisions.   She advised that  the high cost  of power is  due to                                                               
the  size  of  the  state  and the  lack  of  interconnection  or                                                               
superhighways of  transmission assets.   Ms. Mitchell said  HB 78                                                               
puts the  burden of costs on  the utilities which will  be passed                                                               
along to  consumers, and she  cautioned against  frivolous costs.                                                               
In  her position,  she hears  many proposals  for low-cost  power                                                               
that  are not  working projects;  however,  if an  IPP can  truly                                                               
displace diesel she would purchase its  power.  The fixed rate of                                                               
return  at IPEC  is  4 percent  or less,  and  she expressed  her                                                               
belief that  an IPP could not  exist on a similar  rate of return                                                               
and would have to prove its cost savings.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
11:29:12 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR  COLVER  stated  HB  78  was  [held  over]  with  public                                                               
testimony open.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN asked when the RCA report is expected.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR VAZQUEZ advised RCA is  discussing the issue on 2/25/15;                                                               
however, the report that is  expected in June is very restrictive                                                               
in  its scope;  it is  to  consider whether  an ISO  is the  most                                                               
efficient  way to  deal  with Railbelt  congestion,  and may  not                                                               
address the issues within HB 78.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
         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.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:41:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at ease from 11:41 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:46:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Special Committee on Energy meeting was adjourned at 11:46 a.m.                                                                 

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