Public Hearing on Livengood line extensionGVEA had requested the RCA (Regulatory Commission of Alaska) to allow them to expand their service area to Livengood in expectation of providing power to the proposed Livengood mine. I've found out that the expectation is a need of 100 mw of power, more than any single source of generation or demand we have now. GVEA admits they would need to build new generation.
There were enough comments to the RCA that, 4 months later, the RCA just announced a public hearing on the matter for May 2, 2012 at the Westmark Yukon Room from 1 pm - 5 pm. Here is the order for this.
I had suggested to the board that, should they go forward, GVEA consider installing a generator at Livengood and trucking gas direct and keep the accounting separate so that the mine pays the full cost for generating their own electricity.