Key Performance Indicators
Promote a healthy economy, strong communities, and protect consumers in Alaska. AS 44.33.020
Key Performance Indicators
- Target: Reduce the number of communities (public entities) that are noncompliant with management sustainability indicators by five percent each year.
- Target: Charter, license or register entities and persons in regulated financial services industries.
|1: Economic Growth|
Target #2: Issue $35 million in new loans each year.
Target #3: Review and authorize marijuana licenses for qualified persons and entities.
Active, Complete, and Delegated Marijuana Licenses by Type
The marijuana license application system is an electronic database custom created for AMCO by the DCCED information technology team. The database allows applicants to progress through statuses including new, initiated, under review, incomplete, complete, delegated, and active, as well as void, rescinded, tabled, and denied. AMCO's website also contains application instructions and forms, detailed FAQs, board meeting dates, agenda and board packets, statutes and regulations, and the latest information for both marijuana and liquor license applicants.
There are two license examiners currently assigned to the marijuana program. In 2020, AMCO continued to see a slowdown in new license applications and an increase in license transfer applications and change requests for operating establishments. However, on average 98% of applicants renew their license each year.
|2: Sustainable Energy|
Target #1: By 2025, 50 percent of electricity generation is from renewable sources.
The percentage of electrical need met by renewable generation has increased from 21.5 percent in 2010 to an estimated 30.0 percent in 2019. Of the renewable generation, about 90 percent is produced by hydropower and 10 percent by wind power. Because so much renewable generation comes from hydropower, there are year-to-year fluctuations in overall renewable contribution based on weather. In years with little snow and low precipitation, there will be a decrease in total renewable generation with no change in installed capacity. The estimated percentage of total renewable generation in 2019 was essentially flat from 2018. Total generation dropped by over one percent.
In addition to the gains in electricity generation from renewable energy depicted in the graph above, the REF grant program has also funded renewable energy systems in rural locations whose utilities are not required to report to the Energy Information Administration. REF projects also provided gains in renewable heat energy, such as biomass and heat recovery. Heat recovery projects typically displace costly heating fuel in schools, water systems and other community facilities located in relatively close proximity to the powerhouse. Biomass projects displace heating fuel in non-residential buildings and bring energy security through local sourcing, as well as job creation at the local level.
Several renewable projects have been completed recently or are slated for near term construction including 900-kW wind turbines in Bethel and St. Mary's (funded through the REF), a 563-kW solar farm in Fairbanks, a 1-MW solar farm in Willow (funded through a PPF loan), solar farms in Kotzebue and Deering, and AEA's expansion of the Bradley Lake hydroelectric facility on the Railbelt.
Increasing the percentage of electricity generated from renewable sources has been achieved by the following action items under way:
- Local, regional, and statewide energy planning efforts that emphasize the need for data-driven decision making and use of most cost effective, locally available resources;
- REF projects;
- Private capital in conjunction with REF grant money;
- Additional state appropriations for renewable energy projects;
- PPF loan program support of renewable energy projects;
- Recapitalization of PPF loan program to support additional projects;
- Federal funding of renewable energy projects, including the Denali Commission, the Department of Energy, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA);
- Energy efficiency and conservation programs such as AEA's Village Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP), Alaska Commercial Building Energy Audit Program, and public education and outreach activities that lower overall energy consumption, thereby increasing the percentage of power that is generated by renewables.
|3: Strong Communities|
Target #1: Reduce the number of communities (public entities) that are noncompliant with management sustainability indicators by five percent each year.
1. Workers' Compensation policy - If an entity has an active policy or not.
2. Municipal elections - If the required election was properly held and certified.
3. Financial Audits - If the required state or federal financial audits have been completed and filed.
4. Liens - If liens or judgments are filed against the entity.
5. PERS Debt - If an entity is current on their PERS payments.
6. Fuel Loans - If an entity borrowed loans for purchase of fuel and is current on its payment; and
7. Financial Documents (budgets, audits/certified financial statements) - if an entity has completed and filed these documents.
While these indicators still prove useful for determining the health of a community, the entities previously selected and measured since 2009 are no longer relevant. Some entities have since dissolved while new ones have incorporated. A new list of 352 entities in a total of 212 communities have been chosen to more accurately reflect the contact and assistance offered by DCRA. These include: cities and non-home rule boroughs with a population under 2,500; entities that have received Community Assistance Payments for the past three years; and Federally Recognized Tribes located within communities that are neither abandoned or with a population above 2,500.
The compliance rate of the new entities for FY2020 is 79.8%. Of the seven indicators, the highest percentage of noncompliance was found within the metrics that measure lien and PERS debt compliancy with 32% and 28% noncompliant, respectively. DCRA will further examine the efficacy and reliability of these seven indicators in upcoming years considering staff's reduced resources to work with communities, accuracy of data, timeliness of information reported, community resources, and new Best Practice methodologies.
Target #2: Increase the number of users trained on the Utility Management training courses.
|4: Consumer Protection|
Target #1: 100 percent of tariff matters are reviewed and processed within regulatory timelines.
Target #2: Manage licensure of Alaska businesses and professionals.
Target #3: Charter, license or register entities and persons in regulated financial services industries.
Current as of December 9, 2020