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PUBLISHED: 5:44 PM on Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Schedule of energy meetings
The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) will hold Energy Plan Town Hall meetings throughout Alaska, including several Southeast Alaska communities beginning with Juneau on May 27. Meetings also will be held in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Craig and Kake.

"Our goal is simple: We must reduce the cost of energy in Alaska by using locally available energy resources," said AEA Executive Director and Energy Coordinator Steve Haagenson. "To reach that goal we are engaging Alaskans in the process of creating and deploying solutions."


Teams comprised of representatives from AEA, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED) and the Denali Commission will be traveling throughout Alaska to meet with the public, business, community and regional leaders and utility managers.

"We are holding these Town Hall meetings to gain answers for two fundamental questions," Haagenson said. "First, we want to ask Alaskans what they know about local energy resources and which resources they think could possibly be developed to help lower costs. Second, we want to ask residents which resources they prefer not to develop, and why."

Alaskans are invited and encouraged to participate in this process by attending a Town Hall meeting or by e-mailing comments to energycoordinator@aidea.org. Comments may also be sent to Alaska Energy Authority, Attn: Steven Haagenson, 813 West Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, Alaska 99503.

Energy Plan Town Hall meeting in Southeast will be held in:


  Diesel Fuel Usage (gallons)
• Juneau: May 27, 5-9 PM, Centennial Hall Ballroom 1

• Ketchikan: May 28 (time and location to be announced)

• Wrangell: May 28, 4-8 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers

• Craig: May 29 (time and location to be announced)

• Kake: May 29, 4-8 PM, Community Hall Gym

Resources to Remember

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AEL&P

www.aelp.com

(907) 780-2222

After hours: (907) 586-9765

5601 Tonsgard Ct., Juneau, AK 99801


  Energy Usage (MWh)
Hours: 7:30-5:30 Mon-Fri.

Alaska Energy Authority

(907) 771-3000

Fax: (907) 771-3044

Toll Free: (888) 300-8534

AK Dept. of Natural Resources

www.dnr.state.ak.us

(907) 269-8400

Financial Assistance

Residential: United Way of Southeast Alaska

www.unitedwayseak.org

(907) 463-5530

Fax: (907) 463-4649

Residential: Catholic Community Services

www.ccsjuneau.org

(907) 463-6130.

Comm: KeyBank

www.key.com

(907) 564-0252

Comm: Juneau Economic Development Council

www.jedc.org

(907) 523-2300

Fax: (907) 463-3929

--Eligibility for financial assistance varies and is determined by the above mentioned organizations

Energy Calculators

www.energyaudit-sdge.sempra.com/appcalc/pg1.asp?ID=1

www.mygreenelectronics.org/EnergyCalculator.aspx

www.ontariotenants.ca/apartment_living/electricity-savings.phtml

--If your electronics measure power in amps multiply the amps by 120 (volts) to get the watts. 1000 watts equals 1 kilowatt.A

Energy Crisis Coverage

www.capitalcityweekly.com

www.juneauempire.com/powerline/


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