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FAQs about Clear Air Force Station

If GVEA is trying to move away from oil, why did the co-op pass up an opportunity to buy the coal-fired Clear Air Force Station power plant? GVEA, Aurora Energy, Doyon Utilities and others were given an opportunity to bid on the Clear Air Force Station power plant. Here are …

Utility Charge to increase January 1

On January 1, 2013, the Utility Charge portion of a residential electric bill will increase from $0.09004 to $0.09597 per kilowatt-hour. Commercial and industrial members will see the increase to this charge on their bills as well. The rate change will also affect the Demand Charge for some business accounts. …

Good news: electric bills to go down December 1

We’re excited to announce that the Fuel & Purchased Power Charge on your bill will decrease by 21.5 percent December 1 (13.8 cents to 10.8 cents). What does this mean to the bottom line? It means an overall decrease of about 12 percent. Here are some examples, based on monthly …

Will electric rates go up this winter?

Decrease in one charge expected to offset increase in another Don’t fall out of your chair when you read about GVEA’s recent filing to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. While we are filing for an increase, we’re anticipating a decrease too. And we expect the decrease to offset the increase. …

Why do you shut off the power when it is cold outside?

Unpaid bills cost everyone Lately, we have taken some heat for turning off power to residential meters during the winter months. We really don’t like turning anyone’s power off, but out of fairness to the membership, we have to do it. It costs money to generate and distribute electricity. As …

Why was my bill so high this month?

Generally, December and January bills are the highest of the year (fuel and electric bills both). Here are some reasons why your bill is higher this month: The highest bills generally come during the coldest, darkest months. Higher rates. We are not happy about it either. The truth is that the average …

Is there any relief for these high winter bills?

“It’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet and I’m having a hard time keeping up with my electric bills. Is there any financial help available?” several members have asked. First, talk to us. Often we can work out a payment agreement to spread overdue payments over a few months. That …

Why did my bill go up?

It’s important to identify that the part of the bill that went up is the Fuel and Purchased Power Charge. This charge covers costs associated with purchasing power from Anchorage and buying oil to operate our power plants. Here are three reasons why this charge went up: Healy I was …