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Why does GVEA charge for fuel on my electric bill?

Hey! What’s this fuel and purchased power charge on my bill? And why is it higher than the utility charge? We get this question a lot. And as a GVEA employee and member – and the bill payer at my house — the fuel and purchased power charge isn’t my …

Questions about the mines

“If Golden Valley wasn’t providing power to Fort Knox and Pogo mines, would we still need all the diesel-fired generation that is in operation now? What percentage of the power generated by GVEA goes to those mines? When those mines came on, we were told they’d cause our rates to …