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It is with great sorrow that we learned on April 16, Easter Sunday, of the passing of Moses Paukan Sr. of St. Mary’s. Moses served as an AVEC board member from 1976 to 1979, and also served for several decades as St. Mary’s power plant operator. He was an AVEC mainstay and could be relied

April 2017 – High Bills

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 by

Every year, we get several complaints about high bills, but the worst of the complaints generally come during the winter. It is not uncommon to hear from someone who has a $900 bill and is outraged at AVEC’s high cost of electricity. Why does anyone receive a $900 bill? In an average AVEC community where

One of the first back pages I wrote in 2001 talked about power cost equalization. I thought it would be a useful discussion to see how things have changed through the years. Sixteen years ago, we celebrated the establishment of the PCE endowment fund the previous year with the first deposit of $100 million and

Per AVEC’s bylaws, nomination of candidates for board seats is the responsibility of a seven member nominating committee appointed by the AVEC Board of Directors. The committee was appointed in November 2016, and has met numerous times via teleconference to complete its assignment. Two board seats currently held by Robert Beans from Mt. Village and

Patronage Capital Checks Mailed If you were an AVEC member in 1992 or 1993, you should have received a check or notice of credit in late December. Earlier this year, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Board of Directors made a decision to refund $1.75 million of our accumulated patronage capital. This payment reflects credits that

The AVEC nominating committee, which consists of seven serving delegates, is seeking nominations for candidates to run for two board seats. According to the bylaws, “no member shall be eligible to become or remain a director … who is not a bona fide member of the cooperative or in good standing or who is in

Space Heater Safety —

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 by

(Article Provided by the SafeElectricity.org Website) Space heaters can be a quick way to heat up a room. However, they can be as dangerous as they are convenient if used improperly. Space heaters cause 25,000 home fires a year, and 6,000 emergency room visits, according to the Harvard University Environmental Health & Safety group. Approximately

Community Annual Meetings begin November 1 and continue until March 1. Door prizes have been shipped to every community in the boxes shown here. Be sure to attend and claim your $25 attendance incentive, elect your delegate and vie for one of the great door prizes! A nominating committee of delegates has been appointed by

Mark Bryan dedicated his career to AVEC. It was more than just a job. The AVEC members and employees are a big extended family. As with any family, it takes a lot of work to keep it together and functioning. Mark started as a young buck in 1980, traveling throughout Alaska installing engines, building power

It’s very important to first check with AVEC to be sure whatever system you want to install will be allowed to be connected to the utility system (grid). With the high cost of fuel and energy in rural Alaska there are often vendors that want to sell renewable energy “solutions” to co-op members with the

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