Service Connects and Disconnects

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 by

This article provides basic information to help streamline the process of getting electric power hooked up. To connect, disconnect or transfer an existing electric service, call AVEC’s Member Services department at 1-800-478-1818. To start a new service, call AVEC’s Operations Department, which is responsible for coordinating and implementing new service connects. Detailed information about these

By Meera Kohler About 15% of all Alaskans live in some 200 rural communities spread across more than 500,000 square miles. Thirty-thousand (30%) of those live in one of 58 communities served by AVEC. Our communities, sadly, suffer from some of the highest costs of living anywhere in the United States. A recent study found

Recap of the 2017 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 by

AVEC held its 48th Annual Meeting on April 5th, 2017 at the Coast International Inn in Anchorage, Alaska. All but one of our communities held a meeting. Congratulations to our chairpersons and secretaries for making that happen. The winners of the Chairman Early Bird drawings are: November – John Changsak of Russian Mission, December –

NRECA Article published July 29, 2017 by Derrill Holly. Alaska cooperative executives see potential in offsetting high diesel costs Alaska Village Electric Cooperative spent $26 million on diesel fuel last year to provide energy to its members. That cost swings dramatically as world oil prices change, so officials see hybrid microgrids, harnessing renewable energy and

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