Hometown, Alaska explores the possibility Anchorage could run out of natural gas this winter. Experts say it could happen if equipment failed during a cold snap. If it does, electrical utilities could begin rolling blackouts, and residents could be asked to turn down their heat and hot water. If that doesn’t work, the worst case scenario could be disastrous. We’ll talk about how to prepare for a shortage, and how the problem could be solved.
- MOA: Energy Watch
- Enstar Natural Gas: News & Events
- Chugach Electric: Energy Watch contingency planning
- Anchorage Press: Anchorage natural gas dilemma – Everyone agrees Cook Inlet needs help. No one agrees on how or where to get it.
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HOST: Charles Wohlforth, independent journalist and Alaskan author
- George Vakalis, Anchorage City Manager
- John Sims, Spokesman, Enstar Natural Gas
- Jim Strandberg, Alaska Energy Authority
LIVE: Wed, December 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEAT: Wed, December 9, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.
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