Energy Action Coalition

Commonwealth North has created an Energy Action Coalition to address Alaska’s critical energy needs. This group is chaired by Mary Ann Pease and Arden Page.

Advocacy Coalitions provide continuity in support of recommendations from CWN studies. This program reaches the longer term goal of influencing public policy, in addition educating our members and the public.

This Action Coalition identifies the critical components of Alaska’s energy needs and develops policy guidelines and recommendations that provide the baseline for Legislative testimony and CWN’s advocacy position going forward. The intent of this group is pro-active policy discussion with an action plan to develop and communicate our direction and findings.

2017 (2 files)
Icon of North Slope Oil & Gas     A Brief Update   Presentation to the Commonwealth North Energy Committee   By Andrew T. Mack   Commissioner   Alaska Department of Natural Resources North Slope Oil & Gas A Brief Update Presentation to the Commonwealth North Energy Committee By Andrew T. Mack Commissioner Alaska Department of Natural Resources (2.6 MB)
On May 12th, 2017 DNR Commissioner, Andy Mack, gave a North Slope oil & gas update to the Energy Action Coalition.

Icon of 063017 EAC ML&P 063017 EAC ML&P (2.5 MB)
On June 30th, Mark A. Johnston, General Manager of Municipal Light & Power, gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition.

2015 (14 files)
Icon of 09/25/15 EAC Myer 09/25/15 EAC Myer (3.3 MB)
On Friday, September 25th, 2015, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner, Mark Myers briefed the Energy Action Coalition about his department's budgeting priorities, the impact of budget cuts on DNR services, and the latest oil & gas developments.

Icon of 07/17/15 Nick Szymoniak AIDEA 07/17/15 Nick Szymoniak AIDEA (1.2 MB)
On July 17, 2015 Nick Szymoniak, Infrastructure Development Officer, briefed the Energy Action Coalition on the Interior Energy Project to bring affordable energy to the Fairbanks region.

Icon of 05/22/15 EAC Denali Commission 05/22/15 EAC Denali Commission (2.4 MB)
On Friday, May22nd, Jodi Fondi, Program Manager at the Denali Commission gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition about the Denali Commission's rural energy programs.

Icon of 05/01/15 EAC Bob Cox 05/01/15 EAC Bob Cox (9.1 MB)
On May 1, 2015, Bob Cox, Vice President, Crowley Petroleum Distribution, discussed the challenges of delivering vital fuel supplies within Alaska.

Icon of 04/24/15 EAC Resources Energy Inc 04/24/15 EAC Resources Energy Inc (3.4 MB)
On April 22nd, 2015, Mary Ann Pease, Vice President and General Manager of Resources Energy, Inc. gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition about REI's proposal to build and operate an LNG export project in Alaska.

Icon of 04/10/15 Pentair EAC Presentation 04/10/15 Pentair EAC Presentation (1.7 MB)
On April 10th, 2015 Randy Akers and Walter Brokx from Pentair Valves and Controls, gave a presentation to the EAC. Pentair is an $8 billion dollar global firm and the largest manufacturer in the world of valves and actuators. They support the largest industries in Alaska including oil & gas, electrical power, mining, and seafood processing.

Icon of 03/13/15 Tom Barrett EAC 03/13/15 Tom Barrett EAC (1.3 MB)
On March 13th, 2015 the Energy Action Coalition heard an update on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System from Alyeska Pipeline President, Admiral Tom Barrett, USCG (ret.). He briefed us on the pipeline system, challenges of operating with declining oil throughput from the North Slope, and the upcoming project season.

Icon of 03/06/15 ML&P EAC 03/06/15 ML&P EAC (582.5 KB)
On March 6th, 2015, Jim Trent General Manager and COO of Municipal Light & Power gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition.

Icon of 03/06/15 MEA EAC 03/06/15 MEA EAC (1.8 MB)
On March 3rd, 2015, Joe Griffith, General Manager of the Matanuska Electric Association, gave a briefing to the Energy Action Coalition.

Icon of 03/06/15 ARCTEC EAC 03/06/15 ARCTEC EAC (180.2 KB)
On March 6th, 2015 David Gillespie, Chair of ARCTEC gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition.

Icon of 02/13/15 Paul Decker 02/13/15 Paul Decker (6.3 MB)
On February 13th, 2015, Paul Decker, Acting Director of the Division of Oil and Gas gave a briefing to the Energy Action Coalition on oil and gas activity in the Cook Inlet Basin.

Icon of 02/06/15 GBP - Commonwealth North 02/06/15 GBP - Commonwealth North (8.4 MB)
On February 6th, 2015, Pat Galvin gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition about Great Bear Petroleum.

Icon of 01/23/16 - Larry Persily EAC 01/23/16 - Larry Persily EAC (105.1 KB)
On January 23rd, 2015, Larry Persily gave a presentation to the Energy Action Coalition regarding the current status of the Alaska LNG Project and the EIS and FERC permitting process. Larry is the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Projects, and a former deputy commissioner at the Alaska Department of Revenue.

Icon of 01/16/15 - EAC Presentation FUGRO 01/16/15 - EAC Presentation FUGRO (2.2 MB)
On January 16th, 2015, Rada Khadjinova, Fugro Alaska Division Manager, gave a presentation about Fugro's operations

2014 (5 files)
Icon of CWN Energy Committee Caelus Overview CWN Energy Committee Caelus Overview (2.4 MB)
On December 12, 2014, Casey Sullivan, Director of State Public Affairs at Caelus Energy Alaska gave a briefing to the Energy Action Coalition. He gave an overview of Caelus as well its plans to develop Oooguruk and Nuna oil fields.

Icon of 2014 AOGA Economic Impact Report 2014 AOGA Economic Impact Report (3.0 MB)
The Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) contracted with McDowell Group to assess the role of the oil and gas industry in Alaskas private and public sector economy, and in six geographic locations, including Municipality of Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, North Slope Borough, and City of Valdez.

Icon of 09/13/13 John Lau ENSTAR 09/13/13 John Lau ENSTAR (1.7 MB)
On September 13, John Lau and Dan Dieckgraeff of ENSTAR briefed the Energy Action Coalition about natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the Cook Inlet.

Icon of 08/22/14 Suzanne Gibson CIRI 08/22/14 Suzanne Gibson CIRI (9.7 MB)
On August 22nd, Suzanne Gibson, Sr. Director Energy Development at CIRI, gave CWN's Energy Action Coalition a briefing on the current status of the Fire Island Wind Project and its plans for future expansion.

Icon of 01/18/14 EAC Bruce Tangeman 01/18/14 EAC Bruce Tangeman (1.6 MB)
On January 17th, Deputy Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman briefed the Energy Action Coalition on a comparison between the revenues generated by ACES and MAPS.

2013 (4 files)
Icon of Competitiveness Review Board Presentation Competitiveness Review Board Presentation (2.6 MB)
Senator Lesil McGuire briefed the Energy Action Committee on the Competitiveness Review Board, part of 2013 SB21.

Icon of 9/6/13 Doyon September 6 2013 9/6/13 Doyon September 6 2013 (2.9 MB)
On September 6th, 2013, Aaron Schutt, President & CEO, Doyon Limited gave a presentation to CWN's Energy Action Coalition about Doyons exploration program in the Nenana/Minto Basin as well as their work near Stevens Village.

Icon of 11/15/13 CWN ARCTEC Presentation 11/15/13 CWN ARCTEC Presentation (1.5 MB)
On November 15, 2013 Joe Griffith briefed the Energy Action Coalition on ARCTEC's operations and its outlook for 2014.

Icon of 08/23/13 AHFC 08/23/13 AHFC (1.7 MB)
On 8/23/13 Cary Bolling, Jimmy Ord and Deborah George with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation briefed the Energy Action Coalition on the work they've been doing with energy efficiency in public buildings and AHFC's revolving loan program for making energy upgrades to schools and public facilities.

2012 (10 files)
Icon of The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Foerster Presentation The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Foerster Presentation (150.6 KB)
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Foerster Presentation: Our Role in North Slope Gas Commercialization.

Icon of Senator Lesil McGuire: Alaska’s Sustainable Strategy for Energy Transmission & Supply Senator Lesil McGuire: Alaska’s Sustainable Strategy for Energy Transmission & Supply (978.9 KB)
Committee Substitute for Sponsor Substitute for Senate Bill HCS CS SS SB 25 (L&C). Senator Lesil McGuire (District N) April 12, 2012.

Icon of Energy for a Sustainable Alaska - The Rural Conundrum Slideshow Presentation Energy for a Sustainable Alaska - The Rural Conundrum Slideshow Presentation (1.4 MB)
Meera Kohler, President and CEO Alaska Village Electric Cooperative.

Icon of CWN Report - Energy For A Sustainable Alaska - The Rural Conundrum CWN Report - Energy For A Sustainable Alaska - The Rural Conundrum (3.2 MB)
This 2012 report clarifies the current state of production, fuel transportation, and consumption of energy in rural Alaska and offers long-term, viable, cost-effective solutions to those challenges.

Icon of Affordable Electrical Power For All Alaska Proposal Affordable Electrical Power For All Alaska Proposal (392.5 KB)
Marsh Creek LLC / ABB Power Systems Division Presentation to CWN Energy Task Force Friday July 13, 2012.

Icon of 4/14/12 SB 276 PFC Energy Alaska Senate Finance - April 14 4/14/12 SB 276 PFC Energy Alaska Senate Finance - April 14 (203.2 KB)
Alaska Discussion / ACES Slides, Senate Finance Committee April 14, 2012.

Icon of 11/9/12 Larry Persily, Alaska North Slope Gas Line Federal Coordinator Nov. 9, 2012 11/9/12 Larry Persily, Alaska North Slope Gas Line Federal Coordinator Nov. 9, 2012 (488.9 KB)
Will markets, competition, politics and federal laws get in the way of a pipeline? Larry Persily, Alaska North Slope Gas Line Federal Coordinator Nov. 9, 2012

Icon of 11/2/12 ENSTAR/CINGSA Supply Update 11/2/12 ENSTAR/CINGSA Supply Update (755.3 KB)
ENSTAR/CINGSA Supply Update Presented to Commonwealth North Energy Action Coalition November 2, 2012.

Icon of 10/5/12 Brooks Range Petroleum Corporation October 5, 2012 presentation. 10/5/12 Brooks Range Petroleum Corporation October 5, 2012 presentation. (1.3 MB)
Exploring the role of new independent explorers on the North Slope – plans and progress to date.

Icon of 10/12/12 Daniel Sullivan - Alaska Gas Opportunities  10/12/12 Daniel Sullivan - Alaska Gas Opportunities (3.3 MB)
Daniel Sullivan's slides on Alaska Gas Opportunities. October 12, 2012

2011 (12 files)












2010 (13 files)













2009 (2 files)


2008 (1 file)

2006 (1 file)

2001 (1 file)




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