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 …

Worried about bills

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 …

Average Prices 2000 and 2011

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 …

Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska, Fairbanks

Second round of Good¢ents grants awarded

Laura Wilson, development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Fairbanks displays gratitude for a Good¢ents grant for computers. The second round of Good¢ents grants amounting to $29,300 were awarded on November 14. Here’s a breakdown of the six projects the trustees elected to fund: Breast Cancer Detection Center of …