27 March Mayor Berkowitz Appoints Anna Henderson General Manager of ML&P March 27, 2019 By SuperUser Account General 0 Introduction: Mayor Berkowitz Appoints Anna Henderson General Manager of ML&P Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced the appointment of Anna Henderson to the position of General Manager for Municipal Light and Power. Henderson most recently served as the manager for the Regulatory Affairs Division of ML&P and will take over for current GM Mark Johnston, who has accepted a position in the Lower 48. Read the press release. Related 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. Mayor Berkowitz Appoints Mark Johnston General Manager of ML&P Mayor Berkowitz Appoints Mark Johnston General Manager of ML&P 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 and Chugach unification interview on AK Public Media 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. Mayor asks voters to authorize sale of Municipal Light & Power on April 2018 Ballot Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced that he will ask the Anchorage Assembly to place a proposition on the April 2018 municipal ballot allowing voters to authorize the sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric Association, Inc. 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. Comments are closed.