06/05: The Alaskan 24th Legislature enacted House Bill No. 163 to “promote and support the voluntary creation of a unified generation and transmission system for the electrically interconnected Railbelt area by authorizing the transfer of ownership of certain state-owned electric power projects (the Alaska inter-tie, the Healey clean coal project, the Bradley Lake hydroelectric project) to a joint action agency formed by three or more Railbelt electric utilities.”
9/01: The Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued an order ending the inquiry into retail electric utility restructuring and competition in Alaska and closing docket R-9710. According to the RCA'a order, "projections of any potential benefits are too speculative at this time."
7/99: The legislature disbanded the Public Utility Commission and assigned its responsibilities to the newly named Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA). Five new commissioners were sworn in July 1, 1999.