RRC PUBLIC NOTICE PROCESS
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OPEN MATTERS & PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are currently no open matters for public comment. All open matters will be listed here:
RCA ORDER ACCEPTING STIPULATION
On March 1, 2023, the RCA issued an order accepting the stipulation filed in E-22-002 and E-23-001 to confirm the following:
1. Dockets E-22-002 and E-22-001 are consolidated, and the procedural schedule for Docket E-22-002 will apply.
2. The RRC’s inception surcharge is approved on an interim basis and will be effective 4/1/23.
3. The RRC’s proposed FY 2023 budget that was submitted with the stipulation is approved on an interim basis.
4. Tariff sheets 1-14 and amended Tariff Sheet 25 are approved.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPROVAL OF RRC RULES BY THE RCA
On January 23, 2023, the RCA issued a letter confirming that the RRC rules filed with ER2-9001 had been approved. The rules went into affect on January 26, 2023 – 45 days after filing with the RCA.
To view the RRC letter and the approved RRC rules, please visit our Public Documents page. If there are any questions about the rules or the process of approval, please direct these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED INITIAL BUDGET, TARIFF AND SURCHARGE.
On October 10, 2022, the Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) filed with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA or “Commission”) its proposed 2023 budget.
On November 23rd, the RRC filed with the RCA its proposed initial tariff and initial annual surcharge. As part of this filing the RRC submitted a modified proposed 2023 budget.
To view the complete public notices and details for submitting public comments, please visit our Open Matters & Public Comment Opportunities page.
To view the details of the submitted budget, or tariff and surcharge, please visit our Public Documents page.
Any person may file written comments on the proposed Rules with the RCA, 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501, http://rca.alaska.gov/RCAWeb/home.aspx.
A New Path Forward for Alaska’s Largest Electrical Grid
The Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) will provide a forum and structure for six interconnected Railbelt utilities, along with seven non-utility stakeholders, to work together to address Railbelt-wide regional electric system issues to ensure grid resilience and reduce long term costs.
The RRC will define and enforce electric reliability standards, coordinate joint planning through an integrated resource planning process and ensure consistent interconnection protocols for utilities, independent power producers and others who would like to use the grid. The RRC will also work with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) to develop a cost sharing methodology for assets that have a regional benefit and will also study if there are effective ways for the Railbelt electric system to reduce fuel costs for ratepayers.
The RRC’s Mission
Serve the public interest and provide the greatest long-term value to the Railbelt by working collaboratively and transparently to establish and uphold protocols that sustainably balance safety, reliability, cost, and environmental responsibility.