Will the Regulatory Commission of Alaska ask utilities to implement conservation? Not if their staff report is implemented. You can read more about this regulatory issue on R-09-005.

The sad part about the recommendations is that the federal government offered some guidance and then offered it to the states to look at or come up with their own ideas. The Alaska Legislature, through an Energy Policy with SB 220 provided further incentive. Yet the RCA’s staff recommendation is just to get trained up more. This docket has been out there for nearly 2 years, plenty of time for training.

I say it is time to get off their duff and work for the long term benefit of the consumers they are charged to represent. I urge anyone who has the stamina to read the documents to at least comment to the RCA. Comments are due Dec. 9, 2010 by 4 pm.