Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - There's a deal brewing at City Hall in Juneau over the proposed purchase of Alaska Electric Light and Power's parent company AVISTA by Hydro One of Toronto, Canada.
The Assembly is debating on whether to intervene in the case before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
City Manager Rorie Watt was asked about that on Action Line Friday. He said the Assembly identified a number of goals that it's trying to achieve and directed staff to take two tracks. "One is to negotiate with the power company and see if we can achieve those goals outside of intervention. The other track is to prepare for intervention."
Watt said he believes they are going to be able to bring a proposal from the power company for review. "I'm feeling pretty good about those discussions. I'm probably not going to says much about it at this point. No details yet, but look for information that will be posted for the packet on the 21st.
A meeting of the Assembly Committee of the Whole has been scheduled for noon that day, Wednesday.
Watt says the issues that have been of interest to the public include future ownership of the Snettisham Hydroelectric facility; power production planning; and the interconnection of other power providers.
The city manager added that there are some terms and conditions that were put on AVISTA in Washington and Oregon. He said members of the public have been asking for similar treatment here in Juneau.
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