GVEA’s 2017 Election Results

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 15, 2017, the ballots were tallied. Judges from GVEA’s Election Committee certified the results of the 2017 Board of Directors election. Here are the results: District 1:  In a close election, David Messier won over incumbent Aren Gunderson. Of the 6,177 ballots mailed on May 12, …

Customer Service Survey to be Conducted

GVEA has hired National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Market Research Services to conduct a brief phone survey of GVEA’s members. The confidential survey will be focused on customer service and should only take a few minutes of your time. The survey will begin on Monday, May 15 and will be …

GVEA Explains the Challenges of Adding Wind

For those that missed the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s Renewable Energy Form, which was held at the Noel Wien Library the evening of April 20, here are several items that may be of interest to you: GVEA’s Renewable Energy Forum Presentation 042017) This was presented by Paul Morgan, GVEA’s Gas Turbine …

Good¢ents Grants Awarded

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees met in February. Six applications were reviewed. Four grants totaling $40,785 were awarded. Here’s a summary of these recent grants: Fairbanks Children’s Museum: $4,900 grant to purchase a Rigamajig Builder and Simple Machines set. North Star Counsel on Aging:  $8,085 grant to purchase folding tables and chairs. North Star …

CCHRC Offers a Variety of Workshops

Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is offering the Renewable Heat & Power Series of workshops. Here’s a quick summary (with access to the flyer available below): BIOMASS Wednesday, March 22 – 5:30 to 7:30pm … CANCELLED Instructor: Robert Deering, Renewable Energy Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service SOLAR THERMAL Wednesday, March 29 – 5:30 to 7:30pm Instructor: Bruno …

Two APA Scholarships Available

Alaska Power Assn (APA) has shared info on two scholarships: – APA and IBEW Local 1547 are offering $2,000 scholarships for AK residents who intend to work in the electric industry and are enrolled in an accredited AK vocational school. The deadline to apply is 5pm, Friday, June 16, 2017. To …

Q: Why is my electric bill so high?

Many members have recently reached out to GVEA due to high electric bills. Here are a few things to consider: The January invoice … was longer than normal at 34 days. Typically, the billing cycle is closer to 28 days. may have reflected higher electric consumption due to activities over the holidays. Electrical …

GVEA Supports Anchorage Power Pooling Agreement

Today, two press releases were issued on the subject of the Power Pooling and Joint Dispatch Agreement. Click on the appropriate link below to open the press release. Joint Press Release from: Chugach Electric Association Municipal Light & Power Municipality of Anchorage Matanuska Electric Association GVEA’s Press Release on this …

GVEA Board Mtg (Mon, Jan 23 at 6:30pm)

GVEA’s Board of Directors will meet for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, Jan 23, in the GVEA Board Room at 758 Illinois St. The open session of the Board meeting will begin at 6:30pm; members are welcome to attend. To view the agenda, visit: http://gvea.com/…/meeting…/January_23_2017_Member_Book_2.pdf