FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker says he’s working on a plan to reduce energy prices in interior Alaska.
Walker told the Golden Valley Electric Association Saturday says he wants his proposal to be in effect by next winter.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Walker says it’s too early to divulge details, but hinted that it could include Cook Inlet gas shipped by railroad, which has emerged as an alternative to trucking liquefied gas from the North Slope.
Walker says interior energy costs remains a priority for his administration and notes that oil costs will rise again.
Walker Chief of Staff Jim Whitaker says the plan wouldn’t require the same level of risk to the electric utility as trucking gas to the interior.