Healy Unit 2 Power Plant Suffers Damage

At approx. 7:20pm on Thursday, March 3, GVEA’s Healy Unit 2 suffered damage to the coal feed system due to spontaneous combustion, commonly known in the industry as a “puff.” This also caused a small fire, which the Healy Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to, and was quickly extinguished. There were …

F&PP (Jan 12 thru Mar 16)

Fuel & Purchased Power Charge Continues To Decline

Effective March 1, 2016, the Fuel & Purchase Power (F&PP) charge, which is adjusted each quarter, was lowered.  In December 2015, the F&PP charge was $.0748 per kWh, and now it’s $.0609 per kWh. For the average residential bill of 600 kWh, this will be reflected as a decrease of $8.31/month. The …

Scammers Fine-Tune Devious Manipulation Skills

Utilities around the country are reporting an increase in scam attempts, and Fairbanks is no exception. Over the past 10 days or so, GVEA has received numerous calls from members providing details of calls they’ve received.  It seems the latest round of calls are targeting businesses. These scammers are more than happy …

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Board Meeting Notice: GVEA’s Board of Directors will meet for a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 5, in the GVEA Board Room (located at 758 Illinois St.) to review proposed revisions to GVEA’s Bylaws. The meeting will begin at 12:00pm, and members are welcome to attend. To view the agenda, …

Scholarship Opportunities (Distributed by GVEA and APA)

Not only are there seven GVEA scholarships up for grabs, but there’s another scholarship opportunity available through the Alaska Power Assn. GVEA’s Scholarships:  To be eligible for a GVEA scholarship, the applicant (or a member of the applicant’s immediate family) must be a member of GVEA.  The following scholarships are open to …

Utility Charge to Increase January 1

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) recently approved a rate increase of 6.56 percent for all GVEA members. This increase is effective January 1, 2016 and is part of our Simplified Rate Filing (SRF) process, which allows GVEA to adjust rates every six months and is applied evenly across all …

GVEA’s Next Board Meeting is Mon, Dec 14.

GVEA’s regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, in the Employee/Board Room at 758 Illinois St. in Fairbanks. The annual Legislative Briefing Session will be held from 5pm to 6:30pm, and the Open Session of the Board Meeting will begin at 6:30pm; members are welcome to attend either session or both. The …