From the State of Alaska website: http://susitna-watanahydro.org/Description.html.

There’s always another side to the story

At 700-feet tall, the Susitna Dam would be the fifth tallest in the United States. It would generate an annual average of 2,500,000 megawatt-hours – nearly 50 percent of the electricity demand along the Railbelt. The dam would provide long-term, stable rates over an estimated lifetime of 100 years. Image …

Good¢ents

Good¢ents helps non-profits expand food assistance

After reviewing 10 applications, the Good¢ents trustees awarded funds to the following seven applicants in February. Here is a breakdown: Individual: $4,600 helped cover transportation, temporary housing and boarding expenses for an individual undergoing emergency medical treatment for a terminal health condition. The Good¢ents funds allowed this individual to receive …

Off switch

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 …

February 2 power outage update

At approximately 5:50 p.m., a transmission line fault caused an outage affecting areas north along the Steese Highway, including Chena Hot Springs Road, Skyline Drive and the Elliot Highway. Crews are on their way and have narrowed down the general location of the fault. At this time, the cause is …

Derek Miller, MAC Member

How to become a Golden Valley insider

Join the MAC Have you ever wondered: Why is electricity expensive in Interior Alaska? If we have the most powerful battery backup system, why does the power still go out? Who decides which directors are on the ballot each year? What’s GVEA’s perspective on hydropower? Joining the MAC is a …

The highest bills generally come during the coldest, darkest months.

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 …