Chugach Consumers

JUNE 2007 CONSOLIDATION PROPOSAL for ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL LIGHT & POWER and CHUGACH ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION  www   

MERGER WEBSITES:   CHUGACH ELECTRIC    MOA-ML&P      

MERGER EVENT & DOCUMENT LOG
DATE COMMENTS
2/23/08 ML&P, Chugach Electric consider merger - POWER: Goal is to stabilize rates by getting rid of duplicate costs; buyout possible, not likely - By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK - Anchorage Daily News
11/29/07

 Public hearing in Assembly Chambers - Media Coverage: Channel 2 

Testimony by:      
-- Virginia Rusch, Attorney (for AARP and AkPIRG)
-- Bob Maier (Alaska Manufactured Housing Association)
-- Bill Noll (former Alaska Commissioner of Commerce) VIDEO
(5:33 min) 
-- Mary Ann Pease (MAP Consulting) VIDEO
(9:23 min, includes questions) 
-- Hal Johnston
-- Marc Marlow (Tiqun Energy)
-- Lee Ann Kreig, CPA (for Chugach Consumers) VIDEO
(20:46 min, includes questions) 
-- Ray Kreig (Chairman, Chugach Consumers)
VIDEO (17:36 min, includes questions) 
-- Earle Ausman (Polarconsult Alaska, Inc.)
VIDEO (4:39 min) 
-- Ken Vassar, Attorney (Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot) - Bond expert VIDEO
(10:54 min, includes questions) 

 11/7/07 Power bills could drop if utilities join forces - OPTIONS: ML&P buying Chugach would save; Chugach buying ML&P would raise rates. By WESLEY LOY Anchorage Daily News - Ray Kreig, a former Chugach board member and chair of Chugach Consumers, an advocacy group for Chugach ratepayers, said he was disappointed in the Navigant study.  "It's a strange report," he said.

"Everybody knows there is immense amounts of money to be saved by combining these two utilities," Kreig said.

However, he said the study seems biased toward having a government owner of the utilities, which might not yield as much efficiency and savings as private ownership. And the study should have considered broader issues such as how to create more competition in Alaska's electricity market, he added.

11/5/07 Phase 1 Draft Report on Cost Savings  by Navigant Consulting  Letter of Transmittal     
   
   

 

Chugach Consumers is a grassroots group of fiscally-concerned Chugach Electric ratepayers that supports safe, reliable, LOW COST power for South Central Alaska.

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