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Board: Alaska Energy Security Task force

Board identification number: 533


Authority: Administrative Order No. 344

Status: Active

Sunset date: October 31, 2023

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: No defined term

Chair: Governor selects two co-chairs from the voting members

Description: Alaskans suffer from exorbitantly energy costs, restricted energy supply, and limited opportunities to drive down energy costs to consumers. Consequently, energy security and affordability are critical to Alaska’s prosperity going forward. The Task Force will provide recommendations on overall energy policy for the state of Alaska, as well as strategies and tactics to achieve its goal of reducing the cost of energy to Alaska residents.

Function: The purpose of the Task Force is to develop a comprehensive statewide energy plan that will evaluate energy generation, distribution, and transmission for the State of Alaska and its communities. The development of this plan will include collaboration with public and private stakeholders. The statewide energy plan, including proposed timelines and milestone, will be presented to the governor upon completion.

The Task Force plan shall include the following:
*Establish a baseline energy portfolio for the State of Alaska.
*Identify and evaluate potential future changes that could occur to energy supply and distribution in the state; the impacts of such changes; and the opportunities associated with such a change.
*Identify solutions for meeting Alaska’s energy needs now and in the future with a focus on affordability, reliability and security.
*Identify policies, programs regulatory changes, and funding that could accelerate adoption of these energy strategies.
*Develop and maintain a public database of task force information and recommend strategies for sharing energy data and information through an energy data portal.
*Recommend a statewide energy goal, a plan to achieve it, and identify additional work that may be required to refine this vision.

Special facts: The Task Force shall deliver an initial report to the Governor by May 19,2023. Once the report is received, further clarification and deliverables may be identified that would require additional work by the Task Force.
The co-chairs of the Task Force shall report regularly to the Office of the Governor on activities conducted and issues that arise under this Order.


Meetings: The Task Force will meet monthly, at a minimum. Additional meetings may be called by the co-chairs.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
John Espindola
Special Assistant/ Policy Team Office of the Governor
550 West 7th Ave
Suite 700
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-7451

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