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 …

Outage update at 9:45 a.m.

The westside of Fairbanks including Geist Road, the lower part of Chena Ridge and University West experienced a power outage that began at 7:30 a.m. and lasted until 8:15 a.m. Crews in the field found a bad insulator and made repairs as quickly as possible. Power has been restored to …

Household electric usage declines nationwide

What? You have how many plugged in at home? Trend: We’re plugging in more gadgets In 1978, the average American home had one TV. According to a survey by the Energy Information Administration in 2009, that number has increased to 2.5 televisions. Perhaps even more interesting, half of all homes …

Electric heater

Are these electric heaters worth it?

“I’ve seen quite a few electric heater ads recently. There was one in the News-Miner about the EdenPURE, Bob Vila’s favorite space heater. Also, the Amish heaters seem really popular these days. Should I get one?” asked a member recently. A typical 1,200 watt electric heater left on for just …

Lead vocal, Dwight Trash, breaks it down in GVEA's music video about vampire appliances.

Vampire appliances sucking you dry?

Save your soul with a Smart Strip Halloween is just around the corner making this a great time to talk about vampires. Let’s leave blood-sucking vampires out of this and instead talk about the ones that suck electricity. These vampires come in the form of household appliances and can run …

Generator Booklet

Where can I find information on generators?

We live in the arctic. Sometimes storms, natural disasters and accidents can and do cause power failures. For this reason, we know that many of you have standby electric generators. And it’s not a bad idea. These generators can keep your essential electrical equipment running during power outages. This might …

2010 breakdown of where GVEA's power comes from

Where does the power come from?

Interior Alaska’s power supply doesn’t just come from one source. Nor is it all generated here in Fairbanks. The graph below shows the breakdown of our fuel supply in 2010:   Oil: The biggest piece of the pie is oil, which is our most expensive fuel. You may have heard …