FAQs about Clear Air Force Station

If GVEA is trying to move away from oil, why did the co-op pass up an opportunity to buy the coal-fired Clear Air Force Station power plant? GVEA, Aurora Energy, Doyon Utilities and others were given an opportunity to bid on the Clear Air Force Station power plant. Here are …

A beautiful sunset was captured at Eva Creek Wind.

Eva Creek Wind Update: How’s it doing?

It’s doing well! The project is meeting our expectations. In fact, during these winter months (the windiest months of the year) the wind resources have been greater than anticipated resulting in higher power output than expected. All 12 turbines were online and fully commissioned on December 31, 2012. Between January 1 …

Good¢ents trustees award $45,500

In mid-February, the Good¢ents Board of Trustees met to review applications from organizations and individuals. The trustees meet quarterly. They awarded grants totaling approximately $45,500 to the following seven organizations and two individuals: $10,000 to the Fairbanks Concert Association for the JazzReach program carried out by the Metta Quintet. $500 …

From left to right: Jonathan Bartlett, representing the DOE Wind Program, Cory Borgeson, GVEA President & CEO, Greg Wyman, Eva Creek Wind Project Manager and Ron Bergh, GVEA Board Member.

GVEA named Wind Cooperative of the Year

Fairbanks’ local electric cooperative was named Wind Cooperative of the Year in the category of distribution cooperatives on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The award was presented at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference on February 21, 2013. This 12th annual award recognizes electric …

GVEA Co-op Connections Card

No vision benefits? Check this out.

If you are a GVEA member, you are eligible to participate in the Co-op Connections Card program. Besides offering savings at many local businesses including Badger Glass, In My Element, Music Mart, Jazzercise, Miracle Ear, Alpine Lodge, Bobby’s Downtown, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Lavelle’s Bistro and Wholesale Furniture, the Co-op Connections Card …

Are you prepared for the cold weather?

How long does it take a house to freeze at 40 below?

Without heat, a well-insulated house (heated to 70° Fahrenheit) will freeze in six hours given an outside temperature of -40° F. At 50 below, the temperature in the house will dip below 32° F in five hours or less. While your electric cooperative has a great reliability record, outages happen. It’s a good …

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How is Eva Creek Wind doing?

As of December 31, 2012, all 12 turbines are online and producing power. Even with just 10 of the 12 turbines online, Eva Creek Wind had a great December. It operated at a 53 percent capacity factor, which is slightly above our forecasts. The capacity factor represents the total amount …