Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that the Municipality of Anchorage d/b/a Municipal Light and Power (ML&P), filed TA379-121, seeking approval of the Eklutna Power Purchase Agreement (Eklutna PPA) and Amendment No. 1, between the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) and Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA). 

ML&P is a department of the MOA and provides retail electric service in a portion of the MOA. Chugach Electric Association, Inc. (Chugach) is a provider of retail and wholesale electric service in Southcentral Alaska, including portions of the MOA. With Order No. U-18-102(44)/U-19-020(39)/U-19-021(39), the Commission approved, subject to conditions, the purchase of most of the assets of ML&P by Chugach. Excluded from that transaction was ML&P’s ownership interest in the generation assets of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project (Eklutna). ML&P, Chugach, and MEA each own an undivided interest in Eklutna, 53.33 percent, 30 percent, and 16.67 percent, respectively. 

Under the Eklutna PPA, the MOA has agreed to sell, and MEA has agreed to purchase, 35.71 percent of ML&P’s share of Eklutna for a period of 35 years, which equals 19.05 percent of the total Eklutna facility output. The MOA will be responsible for all of the operations, maintenance, capital, and environmental compliance costs of the 19.05 percent portion of Eklutna under the Eklutna PPA.

The contract price during the first year will be equal to 85 percent of MEA’s tariffed avoided cost rate as of January 1 of that year. The contract price will increase by 1 percent on January 1 of each year and will reset on January 1 of every third year to 85 percent of the then effective MEA tariffed avoided cost rate.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification that varies from those proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Dean Thompson, Attorney for ML&P, at 255 E Fireweed Lane, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99503; phone: (907) 277-1604. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission's office, at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at by typing “TA379-121” in the Find a Matter search box. 

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., by November 2, 2020, at the Commission address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA379-121 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with ML&P at its address given above. 

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1 (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to by October 26, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 2nd day of October, 2020.



Keven K Kleweno, P.E.
Engineering Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: TA379-121
Publish Date: 10/5/2020
Archive Date: 11/3/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    11/2/2020 5:00pm