"Relating to establishing the Alaska Energy Policy Task Force."
"The task force, once selected, is charged with developing a long-term energy plan for the Railbelt area first and submit a report to the legislature by December 31, 2003."
- Rep. Harris
The purpose of this resolution is to establish a task force composed of non-legislative members to develop a long-term energy plan for Alaska.
The task force will be composed of:
A member from the directors of the Alaska Energy Authority
The Commissioner of Revenue
Two members chosen by the Governor
Three members selected by the President of the Senate, one of whom must be from a list of three names proposed jointly by the minority leaders of the House and Senate.
Two members selected by the Speaker of the House
The task force will elect its own chair from among the members .It is intended that the task force be composed of non-legislative members and that a utility will not have more than one representative. If utility members are selected, at least one must be from a Railbelt electrical utility and at least one member must be from a non-Railbelt electrical utility.
The task force, once selected, is charged with developing a long-term energy plan for the Railbelt area first and submit a report to the legislature by December 31, 2003. Their second task is to develop a long-term energy plan for the non-Railbelt parts of the state and submit a report by March 31, 2004.
A comprehensive long-term energy plan is needed for the state to promote more economic development and technological advancement. A sustainable, affordable and reliable source of power will be required to enhance that growth. A thorough review of existing and long-term needs will assist our state and all electrical power consumers in meeting that goal.