The Home Energy Saver,
sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, can help
you save money, live better and reduce energy use in your
home. The interactive site offers advice for
’s climate and local energy prices.
Appliance & Home Electronic Energy Use
Find out how much electricity you use and whether it makes
sense for you to invest in more energy-efficient appliances at
this U.S. Department of Energy site.
for Alaskan Homeowners & Renters
homeowners may receive up to $10,000 for making
energy-efficient improvements through the Home Rebate Program
administered through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
To be placed on the wait list, go to http://www.akrebat.com
or call 877-257-3228.
Housing Finance Corporation Energy Rebate Program
to those who income quality, the Rural Alaska Community Action
Program can help improve the warmth, safety, health and
comfort of your home through its Weatherization
Assistance program. The program helps you identify
the cause of drafts and heat loss in your home; offers energy
tips to help you reduce costs; and conducts heating system
tests and tunes. It also provides smoke and carbon monoxide
detectors, air sealing and insulation upgrades. If any person
in your household receives Supplemental Security Income,
Heating Assistance, Section 8, Food Stamps or Senior Benefits,
the household is automatically eligible. Priority is given to
elderly or disabled persons, and households with children
under the age of 6. Print out the application, and find out
more at http://weatherizeme.org/ or call 771-7800.
Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings
and businesses can still take advantage of energy efficiency
tax credits under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Incentive Assistance Project
by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government
agencies, and other energy-efficiency organizations, TIAP
provides information on federal income tax incentives for
energy efficient products.
Energy in an Emergency
ML&P has joined with
Chugach Electric Association, Matanuska Electric Association,
ENSTAR, Homer Electric Association, the
and other Railbelt governments to ensure that in the event of
a temporary problem with natural gas deliverability, a plan is
in place to deal with the situation.
are many steps that the electric utilities will take to reduce
non-essential load and gas consumption in the event of an
emergency. If these steps do not reduce gas consumption
enough, customers will be asked, through a public appeal from
government officials, to take voluntary steps to conserve
energy. The customer action plan is outlined in this Energy
Watch Chart. In addition, ML&P has the ability to
generate electricity using diesel fuel.
actions that would be the most helpful in the event of an
emergency include lowering the thermostat, turning down the
setting on the hot water heater, postponing doing laundry and
dish washing, turning off unused lights and electronics, and
consolidating family activities into one room of the home.
Information Updates in an Emergency
Contingency Planning brochure
Updated information will be available throughout
via radio spots, television commercials, on our website and
social media, and the Southcentral
Alaska Energy Watch Facebook page.