Chugach Consumers

Southern Intertie Briefing
Revised 1/22/2003


The Southern Intertie is a 62 mile transmission line proposed from Pt Woronzof at the Anchorage Airport to Nikiski.  Of that 17 miles would be a sub sea cable under Turnagain Arm. 

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The Southern Intertie subsidy issue has been made more complicated and confusing by the public utilities then need be to cover up poor project economics.   We have now had twelve years of failed deliberative process in both the utility boards and the legislature.  People in the community who are in a position to know the underlying realties of what has happened have come together to try and get a more rational consideration of the basic benefits and costs one last time before $70 million of public money is wasted.  But beyond that amount of money, which is not trivial, the Southern Intertie is an example of the disregard of rational decision making that we simply have to change in this state if we are to confront the new financial challenges.  

1st - READ THE PRO and CON OP-EDS:  1/21/03: ADN-Yould+Kreig 


OTHER NEWS:   1/12/03: AkJCom-Bradner  1/3/03: ADN-Kizzia  1/2/03: APRN-Cochran  AncChron-Resz   12/16/02:  ADN-Kizzia 

Alan Mitchell  - Former State Utility Consumer Advocate (1990); now Senior Manager, Economic Analysis, GCI (this work is not funded or endorsed by GCI).

Ray Kreig - Former Chugach Electric Board President; former ARECA Board Executive Committee

Lee Ann Gerhart - CPA (Texas), Business Process Analysis; former Alyeska Pipeline and BP Prudhoe Bay management team.

Gene Kulawik - Vice-President, Argetsinger & Kulawik, Inc., Construction Consultants; former director of maintenance for Alaska DOT, South Central district

Steve Cleary - Executive Director, Alaska Public Interest Research Group

Earle Ausman - Consulting engineer, Snettisham and other transmission lines



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