GVEA & CIRI Re-start Negotiations

Golden Valley Electric Assn. (GVEA) and Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) released a joint press release today, which announces the re-start of negotiations for GVEA to purchase the wind power from CIRI’s planned Fire Island Wind, Phase 2 Project. To read the press release, simply click the link provided:  GVEA …

Rate Case Evolves into Membership Meetings

After working on the General Rate Case for the past year, noted progress has been made. Before finalizing this work, members will be shown GVEA’s Cost of Service results, as well as the proposed rates GVEA’s board is considering. There will be an opportunity for members to comment. All meetings will …

Series of Widespread Outages Hit Interior

Over the past nine days, GVEA’s system handled three widespread outages, plus various smaller outages. At the time of each of these large outages, GVEA was purchasing power over the Intertie from utilities located in south-central Alaska. Here’s what we know: Saturday, July 9, and Thursday, July 14:  the southern end …

Update Your Phone Number With GVEA

When you call to report an outage and we have your current phone number on file, our Outage Management System recognizes your location, compares it with any known outages and alerts our staff. This enables us to dispatch a repair crew more quickly and efficiently. If we don’t have an accurate …

Track a Power Outage in Real Time

GVEA has installed a new Outage Management System (OMS). If you experience an outage, you can track the outage via GVEA’s outage map. Simply go to https://outage.gvea.com to access the outage map (or click here). The grayed area on the map indicates GVEA’s service area. If there are any outages …

GVEA Board Mtg (Mon, June 27 at 6:30pm)

Board Meeting Notice: GVEA’s Board of Directors will meet for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, June 27, in the GVEA Board Room, 758 Illinois St. Open session begins at 6:30pm, and members are welcome to attend. To view the agenda, click here.

GVEA’s 2016 Election Results

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the ballots were tallied. Here are the results of the election: District 5 (primarily serving North Pole):  Incumbent Chris Bunch retains his seat. GVEA’s bylaws state that a 10% return of valid ballots of the total membership of each voting district is required. District 5’s …

Vote by 5pm Tues, and You Could Win!

The deadline that your GVEA ballot must be received is 5pm on Tuesday, June 14.  As an extra incentive: ALL VOTING MEMBERS will be in the running for one $150 electric certificate. ALL MEMBERS VOTING ELECTROINICALLY will be in the running for an iPad. RECAP:  All members were mailed a ballot …

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New Electric Rates Effective June 1, 2016

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) has signed off on the increase of two line items across all rate categories on monthly electric bills. The net result of these two increases is an increase of approx. $19 (or 15%) to an average residential electric bill of 600 kWh. Utility Charge:  This increased from $0.11508 to …

Good¢ents Trustees Award More Grants

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in May and reviewed nine applications.  Five grants totaling $26,956.12 were awarded.  Here’s a summary of these recent grants: Alaska Songbird Institute: $3,169.85 grant to go towards repairs and upgrades to the Creamer’s Field Migration Station. Healy Hockey Association: $7,500 grant to assist with ice rink repairs. Nenana Tortella Council on …