Energy plan calls for unifying electric utilities

From Alaska Dispatch, Monday, November 9, 2009:

State energy planners expect a 50-year economic plan for the Railbelt’s six electric utilities to help make the case for major cooperation on power generation and transmission.

Due out at the end of November, the plan — called the Railbelt Integrated Resource Plan — offers a roadmap for building up electric generation and transmission infrastructure through the state’s most populous region. The plan pinpoints the best options for future infrastructure with minimum long-term costs to rate payers, Alaska Energy Authority project manager Jim Strandberg said.

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