Notice of Consumer Input Hearing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) is seeking further input on the application of the Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) to serve as the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) for the Railbelt region. The ERO will set electric reliability standards that are enforceable on all Railbelt electric utilities and conduct important integrated resource planning on a regional basis.  The costs of the ERO are ultimately paid for by the customers of the Railbelt electric utilities.

Docket E-22-001 was opened to address the application, and the Commission has received initial public comments both in support of the application and expressing concern.  To allow additional comment before the formal hearing to consider the RRC’s application, the Commission has scheduled a consumer input hearing to convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, and to tentatively conclude at 9:30 a.m. Members of the public should be prepared to limit their comments to 5 minutes or less, at the call of the Commission Chair, depending on the number of commenters at the consumer input hearing.  Additional information regarding the docket, including a copy of the application, can be viewed on our website at with a search under docket number E-22-001 under the “Find a Matter” section of the homepage.

The consumer input hearing will be held via Cisco Webex video conferencing.  Any party, representative, witness, or public person wishing to attend or participate in the consumer input hearing via Webex should email our law office assistances at to request an invitation.  Alternatively, if you would like to call in telephonically, please dial 1-800-315-6338; and enter access code 32158# a few minutes before, or anytime during the consumer input hearing.  If you would like to submit your comments in writing, please email the RCA [] with the subject including “E-22-001 public comment” before 9:30 a.m. on July 20, 2022.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communications formats, should contact Naomi Johnston at 907-276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or TTY 1-800-770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to the RCA by July 13, 2022.

Date Issued: 6/30/2022