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 …

Select your Board Candidate

Help select your board candidate.  Next spring, members in Districts 4 and 7 will elect their Board representative. Nominating committees are forming now. Each committee will select a slate of at least two qualified candidates for GVEA’s Board of Directors. There is a required three-hour training session in early November …

What’s all the hype about pressure cookers?

“My friend said she saved some money on her electric bill by switching to a pressure cooker. She’s also saving a bunch of time. I have noticed they’ve become more popular. What’s all the hype?” asked a member. Pressure cookers in one form or another have been around for a …

GVEA vs. a diesel generator

“I’m so tired of high electric rates. I’m going to get a generator. Wouldn’t that be cheaper?” emailed a member recently. The short answer is no. Here’s why: The average residential member consumes 700 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month. Given GVEA’s current rates, a monthly bill runs the average member …