Proposed Energy Project Denied Rehearing

A proposal by Colorado-based Eco Green Generation (EGG), together with Alaska Environmental Power of Delta Junction, to build a 100-megawatt (MW) primarily propane-fired energy project in Interior Alaska has been denied a rehearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). On January 23, 2020, FERC issued an order confirming its …

Q: Why is my electric bill so high?

Many members have recently reached out to GVEA due to high electric bills. Here are a few things to consider: Holiday Activities … Your bill may have reflected higher electric consumption due to activities over the holidays. Electrical decorations is an obvious electric draw. Did you have guests over? Were your kids home …

Seeking Applications for Railbelt Grid Organization

The Railbelt utilities have joined together to form a Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC). The RRC provides a forum and structure for the six interconnected Railbelt utilities, along with six non-utility stakeholders, to work together to address Railbelt-wide regional electric system issues in order to ensure grid resilience and reduce long …

Utilities Sign Groundbreaking Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2019 Utilities Sign Groundbreaking Agreement After years of effort, all six Railbelt utilities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to move forward with an organization to work more closely together to manage Alaska’s largest interconnected grid. The Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) is the organization …

Scammers are Relentless

NOTE:  If you have been a victim of a scam, please use the link provided to file an incident report with the police:  Link to FPD’s Incident Report – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – …

Good¢ents Grants Awarded in Nov 2019

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in November. Eight applications were reviewed, and seven grants totaling $47,645 were awarded. Here’s a summary of these recent grants: Access Alaska:  $5,000 grant for their Consumer Fund. Green Star Alaska:  $3,699.60 grant to fund electrical work and purchase a pallet-racking system. Healy Hockey Assn.:  $6,045.75 grant for the …

GVEA Scholarship Application Window Open

Every year, GVEA awards eight scholarships to local area students. Seven are awarded in May at our Annual Membership Meeting, and the eighth is awarded in August. To be eligible for a GVEA scholarship, the applicant (or a member of the applicant’s immediate family) must be a member of Golden Valley …

Good¢ents Grants Awarded in Aug 2019

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in August. Five applications were reviewed, and three grants totaling $10,386 were awarded. Here’s a summary of these recent grants: Alaska Health Fair:  $6,787 grant to be applied towards the purchase of health screening equipment. Fairbanks Rescue Mission:  $1,599 grant to purchase a paper-folding machine. Northern Alaska …