GVEA’s 2016 Electric Rate Study Filing

Every few years Golden Valley Electric Association commissions a study to determine how much it costs to provide electric service to its members. GVEA’s 2016 Electric Rate Study will be filed with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) by the end of the year. The recent study undertaken found that GVEA’s …

GVEA Scholarship Application Window Opens

Every year, GVEA awards eight scholarships to local area students. Seven are awarded in May at our Annual Membership Meeting, and the eighth is awarded in August. To be eligible for a GVEA scholarship, the applicant (or a member of the applicant’s immediate family) must be a member of Golden Valley …

GVEA Board Approves $6 Million in Capital Credits Refunds

In the November edition of the Ruralite magazine, there’s a one-page article (page 4)  that explains what capital credits are. Unfortunately, when the printing deadline rolled around, we didn’t know what the anticipated 2016 capital credits disbursement would be. Therefore, the article was “generic” in nature.  Click here to read that one-page …

UAF Fall Course Offered – GVEA is the Focus

A unique class will be offered through UAF this fall. It’s “SOC-09 Understanding Your Electric Co-op,” which will be held in UAF’s University Park Bldg., Room 158, located at 1000 University Ave. One course with four different classes – each with a unique topic – will be offered on consecutive Thursday …

CCHRC Offers Two GVEA-Sponsored Workshops in October

Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) will be conducting two workshops during the month of October, which GVEA is sponsoring. Consider attending one or both workshops. Making a Back-up Plan for Power Outages Learn all about portable electric generators Wednesday, October 12 – 5:30 to 7:30pm Instructor:  Paul Koop of Bright Electric Services …

GVEA Board Mtg (Mon, Sept 26 at 6:30pm)

Board Meeting Notice: GVEA’s Board of Directors will meet for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, Sept 26, 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.

Phone Issues During Outage Probably Tied to Cell Phone Towers

GVEA conducted research into comments received from members about not being able to get through to GVEA’s phone system during the widespread outage that occurred Tuesday night. This was of significant importance to GVEA, since we were assured that the Interactive Phone Response (IVR) phone system we installed earlier this year could …

Interior experiences widespread outages

Thursday 8:12am – power has been restored to Delta. Trees falling into the powerline were the culprit. Thursday 4:40am update – we’re showing approximately 900 members out in the Delta area of Nistler Rd, Remington Rd., the Clearwater area. Crews have been dispatched. Thursday 1am update – all of Delta has …

More Good¢ents Grants Awarded

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in August. They reviewed six applications and awarded six grants totaling $48,980.  Here’s a summary of these recent grants: Alaska Health Fair: $12,000 grant to go towards the purchase of Bone Densitometry equipment. Breast Cancer Detection Center: $10,000 grant to assist with building renovations for HIPPA compliance. Care Net Pregnancy Center: …