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How to reset main breaker

HEADS UP: If your neighbors have power and you don’t (and everything otherwise looks OK) – you may want to check your main breaker in your service entrance equipment. Even it it’s in the ON position, it may need to be reset if it has tripped. You do this by …

Mid-day update on major outage

12:50pm update:  Crews and field hands continue to work in round-the-clock rotations. We’ll have two Matanuska Electric Assn. crews merging into the rotation later today as well, complete with bucket trucks and snow machines. We’re asking for only those members who have not made contact with GVEA to do so. …

Update following Interior Storm

6:20am UPDATE: An estimated 6,000 members remain without power. We’ve have restored power to most neighborhoods around Fairbanks and North Pole. Currently, 12 crews and field hands are patrolling lines in these areas in order to restore power to those still in the dark. Due to the outages being so …

Outage Preparedness Info

Food For prolonged outages, pack food in a cooler. Make sure the temperature stays below 40°F. Food above this temperature should not be eaten. Find a cool place to put your cooler, like near your garage doors or outside. A half-full freezer will hold food safely for up to 24 …

Crews continue to make progress

6:10pm UPDATE:  It’s estimated that 7,000 meters are still without power, so progress continues to be made this afternoon.  Our dedicated crews are working to restore power in all areas and will continue working throughout the night. We’re aware of several isolated pockets of members without power along the Parks Hwy; we’ll get to you …

Red Cross opens warm-shelter facilities

Due to the extended power outage that has greatly impacted a large portion of GVEA’s service area, the American Red Cross has made available two warm-shelter facilities starting today. Fairbanks:  University Community Presbyterian Church, located at 3510 College Rd. Facility opened at 3pm North Pole:  North Pole Fire Station Annex, located …

Crews are Making Progress

3:55pm Update:  It’s estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 meters are still without power.  This involves three substations serving these areas: Ballaine (3 miles), Yankovich, West Farmers Loop to Summit Dr., University Hills, College Hills, Goldstream Valley, Summit Dr., Arbor Estates, Bartlett Hts., KATN TV, KUAC TV. East Farmers Loop, McGrath, …

Thousands Without Power

Golden Valley Electric Association estimates that 15,000 members remain without power as of noon today, in the wake of an early winter storm that knocked out power to about 21,000 Interior residences and businesses. The outages are widespread across Fairbanks, including some areas of North Pole and south towards Nenana. …

2015 Fairbanks Area Preparedness Expo

September is National Preparedness Month, and on Saturday, September 19, from 10am to 4pm, the third annual Preparedness Expo will be held at the Carlson Center. This event is being sponsored by the Cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, along with the Borough, State of Alaska and Federal agencies. The …

GVEA Receives Check from FEMA

Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) was recently issued a check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) totaling nearly $2.24 million. This was reimbursement for expenses incurred from the November 2013 storm. The November 2013 storm brought with it hurricane-force winds that caused significant damage to GVEA’s equipment. As a …