November 11, 2014
Contact: Mindy O'Neall


Workshop Focuses on Readying Interior Homes for Natural Gas

Interior Gas Utility, experts available to answer questions on natural gas conversions

 North Pole, AK – The Interior Gas Utility will host a free home heating and conversions workshop at the Hotel North Pole on November 13th from 5-7pm. The workshop is open to everyone in the community and will have interactive booths and information, as well as experts available to answer questions about the conversions and design process, financing options, and environmental impacts.


“This is another opportunity for homeowners to get a better and more complete understanding of what the conversion process means to them,” said Steve Haagenson, General Manager for the Interior Gas Utility. “The project has had some exciting milestones recently, and we are looking forward to sharing them with the Fairbanks and North Pole communities.”


The first service area of the project begins at Hurst Road and runs approximately 2.5 miles south and includes the majority of the City of North Pole. The proposed build-out of the Interior Energy Project is slated to start as soon as the summer of 2015 and plans call for up to 80 miles of pipe to be installed during that time. The IGU released an RFQ for the procurement of pipe on October 20; bids are due November 18.


To view all proposed project maps and for the most up-to-date information on the project, visit




The IGU is guided by the mission of “providing low cost, natural gas to the most people possible as soon as possible” within Interior Alaska.