4 May ML&P and Chugach unification interview on AK Public Media May 4, 2017 By SuperUser Account General 0 ML&P General Manager Mark Johnston and Chugach Electric CEO Lee Thibert discuss the ways in which the utilities are working together to lower the cost of power for Anchorage businesses and homes. They also answer questions about a recent suggestion from the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation that the two utilities merge. Listen to the interview here and read the 2007 Navigant study they reference here. Related ML&P announces decrease in COPA rate and 28% decrease in the average monthly bill due to Plant 2A Municipal Light & Power’s 2018 second quarter filing with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska will decrease the Cost of Power Adjustment rate to $0.01024 per kWh, effective April 1, 2018 (including prior period adjustments). With this filing, ML&P’s COPA rate will be the lowest it has been since 2012. ML&P’s COPA rate has declined since 2017 due to fuel cost reductions associated with highly-efficient units at Plant 2A. This decrease has resulted in 28 percent savings or $36.25 on the overall monthly bill for the average ML&P residential customer consuming 550 kWh per month. (Calculation based on second quarter 2017 average ML&P residential customer bill and second quarter 2018 average ML&P residential customer bill.) ML&P Recognizes Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students in the 2015 PowerSMART Calendar Municipal Light & Power held an art calendar contest for all fourth- and fifth-grade students in Anchorage last fall. The contest was designed for students to share what they know about electrical safety and energy conservation. Though it was a difficult decision for the ML&P team of employee judges, 13 entries were chosen for the 2015 ML&P PowerSMART calendar. RCA issues ruling on ML&P rate case, sets permanent rate and finds construction of Plant 2A to be prudent The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) recently approved Municipal Light & Power’s 2015 test year rate case and set the permanent rate increase of 37.32 percent for the Energy Charge (cost per kWh used). The permanent rate replaces the interim and refundable rate increase of 37.3 percent, which the RCA ordered in February 2017. ML&P filed the request for a permanent rate increase in December 2016 to pay for the utility’s investment in Plant 2A, which replaced aging equipment, including four units that exceeded their 35-year design lives. ML&P Power Plant Commissioning to Produce Steam Cloud ML&P Power Plant Commissioning to Produce Steam Cloud Municipal Light & Power, Chugach Electric Association Acquire Natural Gas Municipal Light & Power, Chugach Electric Association Acquire Natural Gas New General Manager: Mayor Sullivan Appoints James A. Trent as ML&P General Manager Mayor Dan Sullivan has appointed James A. Trent as the new general manager of Municipal Light & Power, replacing former manager James M. Posey who retired in December. MOA Chief of Staff Dan Kendall has been the acting interim general manager. Trent begins work on Monday, April 7, 2014. Comments are closed.