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Alaska regulators ease immediate pressure of astronomical electricity bills in Aniak

Posted on AllSides August 8th, 2023
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This story originally appeared at KYUK in Bethel and is republished here with permission. BETHEL - Summer was a time of financial hardship in the Kuskokwim village of Aniak. Without warning, electricity prices quadrupled overnight, leaving the village of 500 with some of the highest electricity prices in the world. Households commonly received bills over $1,000. The school and local businesses had bills that were even higher, and they don’t benefit from the state’s power cost subsidy. At the end of June, more than 30 Aniak residents asked the Regulatory...

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