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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.

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO DEVELOP

On February 20, 2024, the RRC issued a Notice of Intent to Develop a Public Comment and Complaint Resolution Rule (ER-14). The notice can be found here. Materials related to the development can be found on the Open Matters & Public Comment Opportunities page.

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RCA OPENS DOCKET NO. E-23-002

On December 15, 2023, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) opened docket no. E-23-002 to investigate the RRC’s proposed 2024 budget and surcharge revision. The statutory deadline for this docket is May 15, 2024. For current status of the docket, please visit the RCA’s website. To submit a public comment with the RRC on the open docket, please visit the RRC’s Open Matters & Public Comment Opportunities page.


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UPCOMING MEETINGS
To view all upcoming RRC meetings, agendas, and virtual attendance instructions, visit our Board/Committees page:

OPEN MATTERS & PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are currently no open matters for public comment. All open matters will be listed here:


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