Seeking Applications for Railbelt Grid Organization Large Consumer Seat.

Railbelt utilities and other stakeholders including the State of Alaska, Independent Power Producers, consumer advocates, and others have joined together to form the Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC). The RRC will provide a forum and structure for stakeholders to work together to implement and enforce reliability and cybersecurity standards, and to conduct periodic region-wide integrated resource planning for transmission and generation and to ensure open access to the electric transmission grid.

The RRC seeks applications from qualified organizations to fill an open seat on the RRC Board to represent Large Commercial stakeholder interests.  The RRC is specifically seeking large energy users that are among the top 15 energy or peak demand load users of total energy and/or peak demand from a single site (could be multiple meters but only if on the same campus or on adjacent parcels of real estate), or a representative of an entity that is recognized as a significant industrial user of Railbelt electricity.

The RRC is still in the process of organizing, and expects to hold its first meeting of the Board in the August/September timeframe.  The RRC intends to fill the Large Commercial stakeholder seat in advance of its first meeting. The RRC is preparing an application to apply to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) to become the Electric Reliability Organization for the Railbelt bulk electric system. The RRC is targeting October 1, 2021 as the date to submit its application.

Organizations interested in applying for this open seat on the RRC Board must submit a letter of interest summarizing your organization’s interest and expertise as well as a resume for the person who will represent your organization by 5 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

The selected organization will be responsible for identifying an alternate who may or may not be from the same organization, but must be drawn from and be able to represent the interests of large consumer stakeholders. Board members are not employees of the RRC, but instead will be considered volunteers. Board members may receive modest meeting fees for their service.

The term of service for this interim appointment to the RRC Board large consumer seat is one year, to August 31, 2022.  The organization appointed to this seat will be eligible to hold this seat for successive terms in accordance with the eligibility, selection, and appointment provisions of the RRC’s Bylaws. 

The time commitment for serving on the RRC board is estimated at 5 to 15 hours per week through October 2021, and 5 to 10 hours per week thereafter. 

More details about the RRC can be found at All questions will be addressed in writing and available to all applicants. Please refer to the link below for additional information including how to submit an application.

This announcement is posted by the RCA on behalf of the RRC as a courtesy.

RRC Public Notice Large Consumer Seat
Date Issued: 7/13/2021