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RCA rules in favor of GVEA in Delta Wind Farm case

FAIRBANKS – The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) has resolved all regulatory issues relating to Delta Wind Farm, Inc.’s (DWF’s) request to interconnect and sell energy from its proposed 13.5-megawatt wind generating facility in Delta Junction to Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc. (“GVEA”). The RCA agreed that a power sales …

Healy Unit 2 Update

At the August 28, 2017 GVEA Board meeting, the board of directors authorized staff to move forward with proposed modifications to the Healy Power Plant’s coal feed and fuel transport system that serves Unit 2. The proposed modifications are a result of detailed analysis performed by MillPro LLC, an industry …

GVEA Works to Add More Renewables

At the Special Board meeting held on June 27, 2017, GVEA’s Board passed a motion authorizing Cory Borgeson, GVEA’s President & CEO, to finalize negotiations and sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Fire Island Wind P2, LLC, a Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) subsidiary, for the purchase of wind …

GVEA Explains the Challenges of Adding Wind

For those that missed the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s Renewable Energy Form, which was held at the Noel Wien Library the evening of April 20, here are several items that may be of interest to you: GVEA’s Renewable Energy Forum Presentation 042017) This was presented by Paul Morgan, GVEA’s Gas Turbine …

GVEA & CIRI Re-start Negotiations

Golden Valley Electric Assn. (GVEA) and Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) released a joint press release today, which announces the re-start of negotiations for GVEA to purchase the wind power from CIRI’s planned Fire Island Wind, Phase 2 Project. To read the press release, simply click the link provided:  GVEA …

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 …