The federal government shutdown might be directly impacting AVEC members across the state.  If a member who is a federal employee or contractor is suffering financial hardship due to not being paid, please contact Member Services at 1-800-478-1818 and we will be happy to help you with a deferred payment plan for your electric bill. 

It hardly seems possible but Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks and we will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate the bounty of the land and the blessings we all enjoy in this great state. If there is an Elder in your community who is alone this winter, please reach

A few weeks ago an AVEC lineman (John) in Gambell got a call about a member, an Elder named Beulah, who had lost power to her home. He went to check on the problem and discovered that Beulah lived in a small house that was surrounded by a dozen or more 24” deep open pits.

During the long days of summer, it’s not just us humans who enjoy the warmth of the sun. Flower and vegetable gardens flourish, and trees and brush grow at a phenomenal rate. While the abundant green is always a welcome sight, there are dangers lurking around the electric wires that serve you and your neighbors.

AVEC has a fleet of 34 wind turbines in 11 communities. Because we have several communities connected to each other by tieline, we provide wind-generated electricity to 15 communities. The total installed wind capacity is about 3,300 kilowatts. The two projects under construction will increase our installed wind capacity by more than 50 percent to

Emil Henry Sr.—better known as Alu —retired June 3. He worked for AVEC in Kiana, then in Ambler and then back in Kiana for 38 years. Emil had an incredible record of keeping the lights on! Emil started with AVEC in Kiana in September 1980. He and his family moved to Ambler in 1997 because

Now that we are in June, we are in the busiest time of the year. Most of our communities will receive their first diesel fuel delivery this month. I wish I had good news about the price of fuel, but unfortunately, the world oil market has been significantly higher than a year ago and we

Historical AVEC News Release

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 by

It was 50 years ago this month, June 1968, that AVEC issued a news release announcing the opening of an office in Anchorage. AVEC also mentioned the first training courses offered to the men who would operate the power plants in their villages. More information on this is on the next page. The news release

This is a reprint of an article originally published in 1968. It details the extensive, 26-week skills training course AVEC’s original plant operators received, including small appliance repair, adult basic education and diesel engine operation. Seventeen men, now trained to maintain and operate power plants in their home villages, are graduating this week from the

The AVEC annual meeting was Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Anchorage. It was attended by all authorized delegates with the exception of one individual who missed a flight to Anchorage. Delegates engaged in several hours of work sessions as they established priorities for AVEC for the coming year. They also spent considerable time working with