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AEA acquisition of SSQ Transmission Line provides GVEA more future access to less expensive Bradley Lake hydroelectric power.

Last week, Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) acquired a Homer Electric Association transmission line that runs between the Sterling Substation and the Quartz Creek Substation on Kenai Lake. This transmission line, referred to as the SSQ Line, delivers Bradley Lake hydroelectric generated power, the least expensive power available to GVEA. In …

GVEA’s F&PP Rate Changing Sept. 1, 2020

When you receive your monthly electric bill, do you look at the individual line items? One line item reflects the “Fuel & Purchase Power” rate, which is adjusted four times a year. The next adjustment will take effect Sept. 1. To better understand why this rate changes, we’re taking this …

Proposed Energy Project Denied Rehearing

A proposal by Colorado-based Eco Green Generation (EGG), together with Alaska Environmental Power of Delta Junction, to build a 100-megawatt (MW) primarily propane-fired energy project in Interior Alaska has been denied a rehearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). On January 23, 2020, FERC issued an order confirming its …

Seeking Applications for Railbelt Grid Organization

The Railbelt utilities have joined together to form a Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC). The RRC provides a forum and structure for the six interconnected Railbelt utilities, along with six non-utility stakeholders, to work together to address Railbelt-wide regional electric system issues in order to ensure grid resilience and reduce long …

Utilities Sign Groundbreaking Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2019 Utilities Sign Groundbreaking Agreement After years of effort, all six Railbelt utilities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to move forward with an organization to work more closely together to manage Alaska’s largest interconnected grid. The Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) is the organization …