CCHRC’s Home Lighting Series Scheduled

Cold Climate Housing Research Center will be conducting two lighting sessions during the month of May: Economics of Best Value Lighting Wednesday, May 11 – 5:30 to 7:30pm Instructor:  Rob Hill of Genesis Energy Systems Lighting Design in Alaska Wednesday, May 18 – 5:30 to 7:30pm Instructor:  Elizabeth Johnston, PE of …

GVEA Board Mtg (Mon, April 25 at 6:30pm)

Board Meeting Notice: GVEA’s Board of Directors will meet for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting tonight (Monday, April 25) 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.

New Phone System Coming Soon

GVEA is making strides to provide enhanced customer service to our members. The first step for these enhancements has to do with the phone system, which will provide a new menu to incoming callers. The changes to the phone system will setup GVEA for the next two enhancements: Interactive Voice …

Good¢ents Trustees Award Grants

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in February and reviewed nine applications.  Five grants totaling $16,050 were awarded.  Here’s a summary of these recent grants: Delta Imagination Library:  $3,000 grant to assist with expenses tied to the monthly mailing of books to pre-school children in the Delta Junction area. Denali Preschool & Learning Center:  $2,500 grant to …

An Update on GVEA’s Healy Unit 2 Plant

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, at approx. 7:20 p.m., Healy Unit 2 experienced a fire/explosion in the plant’s coal feed system. The root cause is under investigation. There were no injuries resulting from this event. The plant was in a start-up condition operating on oil. As the pulverized coal system …

Healy Unit 2 Power Plant Suffers Damage

At approx. 7:20pm on Thursday, March 3, GVEA’s Healy Unit 2 suffered damage to the coal feed system due to spontaneous combustion, commonly known in the industry as a “puff.” This also caused a small fire, which the Healy Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to, and was quickly extinguished. There were …

F&PP (Jan 12 thru Mar 16)

Fuel & Purchased Power Charge Continues To Decline

Effective March 1, 2016, the Fuel & Purchase Power (F&PP) charge, which is adjusted each quarter, was lowered.  In December 2015, the F&PP charge was $.0748 per kWh, and now it’s $.0609 per kWh. For the average residential bill of 600 kWh, this will be reflected as a decrease of $8.31/month. The …

Scammers Fine-Tune Devious Manipulation Skills

Utilities around the country are reporting an increase in scam attempts, and Fairbanks is no exception. Over the past 10 days or so, GVEA has received numerous calls from members providing details of calls they’ve received.  It seems the latest round of calls are targeting businesses. These scammers are more than happy …