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Meet Ely Stone (The designer of AVEC’s logo.)   Ruralite back page article, July 2011 By Meera Kohler     Ely Stone and his daughter Mayu standing in front of the Hooper Bay power plant. A couple of weeks ago, one of our welders, Greg “Tip” Tiplady, was in Hooper Bay when someone tapped him

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

Less than two years after AVEC energized its first three communities, the board of directors conducted a nationwide search to find the right leader to guide the fledgling utility in its mission to bring electricity to Alaska’s small, rural communities. The board selected Loyd Hodson—the right person at the right time. Born in Wichita, Kansas,

Late last year, several major storms swept across the state. Electric systems were impacted in many communities, including several served by AVEC. AVEC’s linemen and generation technicians traveled from community to community, responding to outages ranging from entire communities to individual members whose services were damaged by flying debris. In the weeks following the storms,

Here are your candidates for the three board seats you will be voting for. Look for a more detailed brochure arriving with your ballot later this month. Please cast your vote! Phyllis Clough (Old Harbor), board member since 2003: We have made some important decisions as a team, making sure impacts on the cooperative are

Potential Careers at AVEC

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 by

There are four major career areas in the electric utility industry: generation, transmission, distribution and administration. It would be impossible to produce and deliver safe, reliable electricity without the tremendous support, planning and supervision utility employees provide in these different areas. Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) is a generation and distribution cooperative. Distribution cooperatives are

AVEC Scholarships Available

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 by

Need money for school? Each year Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) awards $20,000 in vocational, technical and academic scholarships in two separate award periods. The first set of scholarships are awarded in June for the fall semester and the second set of scholarships are awarded in November for the spring semester. The scholarships are each

Co-ops: We Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 by

By Abby Berry, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Amy Murphy, AVEC What is a co-op, exactly? When you hear the word “co-op,” what comes to mind? We hope you think of your friends here at Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC), but maybe you think of a credit union. You might be surprised to learn

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