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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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<br />Sponsored by Deborah Altermatt <br /> <br />City of Seward Alaska <br />Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board <br />Resolution No. 2006-02 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, PORT AND <br />COMMERCE ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDING FURTHER STUDY OF <br />THE SEWARD CO-GEN , LLC ELECTRICAL SERVICE AS A SOURCE OF <br />AL TERNA TIVE ENERGY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF SEWARD. <br /> <br />Whereas, the City of Seward is a dynamic and growing community that is in <br />need of reliable and inexpensive electrical power; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the City Council of Seward has tasked the Port and Commerce <br />Advisory Board to research possible sources of alternative energy for the community; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the City of Seward is proactive in economic development projects that <br />will benefit and grow the City's economy; and <br /> <br />Whereas, an opportunity in the form of a coal-fired power plant has been <br />presented to PACAB by Seward Co-Gen, LLC and appears to be consistent with the <br />Seward Comprehensive Plan; and <br /> <br />Whereas, there is a ready supply of coal in Seward; and <br /> <br />Whereas, such a coal plant could possibly provide long-term savings and a stable <br />power cost for Seward for up to thirty years; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the Seward Electrical Service is currently powered by the Chugach <br />Electric Association under a long-term interruptible service contract that is anticipated to <br />escalate into higher costs for the Seward community as fuel costs increase in the future; <br />and <br /> <br />Whereas, it is possible that the Seward Electrical Service could be enabled to <br />become a seller and not only a buyer of power with the construction of a coal power <br />plant; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the Seward Co-Gen, LLC project would enhance year-round economy <br />for the community; and <br />
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