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Midwest utlity offers proposal to shore up Railbelt grid for nearly every aspect of the extensive project."We have in-house capability that is somewhat unique for electric utilities to carry our all aspects of the transmission investment - engineering, design, construction, planning - the whole...
State geologists raise estimates for Inlet gas reserves

...of gas yearly including some "associated" gas produced with oil, according to Division of Oil and Gas data. Electric utilities in Southcentral Alaska and Enstar Natural Gas Co., the regional gas utility, consume about 90 billion cubic feet...
Walker addressing Interior energy needs

...priority for his administration and notes that oil costs will rise again. Walker Chief of Staff Jim Whitaker says the plan wouldn't require the same level of risk to the electric utility as trucking gas to the interior. -Associated Press
Keeping the Peninsula's lights on

...can charge our smartphone. Homer Electric Association, the central and southern Kenai Peninsula's cooperative electric utility, continues to improve its power generation capabilities, this week sharing with the public its progress on a back-up...
Utilities make first draw from gas storage

...utility will have to ask the electric utilities to share gas they have under...would be expensive, but the electric utilities have capabilities to shift...Assoc. in Fairbanks."The electric utilities will bear the brunt of any...
More gas coming for Southcentral

...liquefied natural gas, she said. Enstar is working on possible LNG-import alternatives along with the regional electric utilities, Starring said. There are several ways this could be done. If imports are done seasonally, facilities could...
Opportunities are passing us by

...production to keep a shaky local market supplied. Deliverability already runs short in peak winter months, when electric utilities and Enstar draw most heavily on Cook Inlet supplies. To this point, the existence of LNG export options have kept...
Utilities look to renewables as natural gas dwindles

Despite its high costs, renewable energy is a good risk-management strategy for Southcentral Alaska electric utilities, which currently depend heavily on natural gas for power generation. The problem is natural gas reserves are running...
Utilities beef up energy systems

...point, the regulators in furnaces kick off and it's a big problem to get all of them restarted. Steyer said the electric utilities have options Enstar doesn't have, like switching some power plants to diesel and purchasing power from Golden...
Buccaneer pushes forward on Kenai projects, expects gas on market soon

...producing more gas than its contract with Enstar calls for. There are a number of potential buyers, he said. Electric utilities and commercial operations are two candidates. Enstar could also buy additional gas to inject into the Cook Inlet...


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