Anchorage, AK - The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) released an Order today, September 23, 2008, finding that good cause exists to revoke the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (certificate) held by the City of Adak d/b/a Adak Electric Utility (Adak Electric). The RCA scheduled a public workshop for any individual or entity interested in providing electric service to Adak.

On January 12, 2007, the RCA opened Docket U-07-5 to investigate the quality of service provided by Adak Electric. The commission has since held hearings and required filings from Adak Electric. However, the utility continues to struggle in providing adequate, safe and reliable utility service; and therefore, the commission found good cause exists to revoke Adak Electric’s certificate. The RCA is holding the revocation in abeyance until it has assurance that a substitute electric utility is able to provide service to Adak.

A workshop is scheduled to convene at 9 a.m. on October 20, 2008, in the RCA East Hearing Room located at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska, for the purpose of hearing from individuals or representatives of entities interested in applying for a certificate to provide electric utility service to Adak. The RCA also invited representatives from the Aleut Corporation and State of Alaska agencies who may meaningfully contribute to the record and propose solutions for providing long‑term, safe and reliable electric service to Adak.

To review the record of the proceeding, enter “U-07-005” in the Find a Matter search box from our website at www.rca.alaska.gov.

For information about Adak community, please visit the community database website maintained by the Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, at http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CIS.htm.

For questions regarding this media announcement, please contact Ms. Grace Salazar at (907) 263-2134 or toll free at 1-800-390-2782, ext. 134.

Date Issued: 9/23/2008