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Would You Like to Serve on the AVEC Board? For the third time since the bylaws were amended, every AVEC member has a chance to vote on their choices to fill vacant seats on the AVEC board of directors. To start selecting candidates for those seats, the AVEC Board recently appointed a nominating committee of

For the third time since the bylaws were amended, every AVEC member has a chance to vote on their choices to fill vacant seats on the AVEC board of directors. To start selecting candidates for those seats, the AVEC Board recently appointed a nominating committee of seven individuals who served as delegates at the 2017

By Derrill Holly, Staff writer at NRECA. 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 emerging technologies

Major Growth in Co-op Wind Energy

Thursday, 24 August 2017 by

By Steven Johnson, Staff Writer (NRECA) 8/24/2017 The U.S. Energy Department is reporting a growth spurt in wind energy, including half of planned renewable generation additions at electric cooperatives. In a series of reports on wind energy, DOE said that wind generators added more than 8,200 megawatts of capacity in 2016, representing about 27 percent

We regularly get inquiries from members interested in wind or solar power for themselves. One of their top questions is: Do we “net-meter” consumer-owned generation? The short answer is no. Operating and maintaining an electric utility in our villages is expensive, which is why our rates are as high as they are. We will certainly

It hardly seems possible that half of 2017 has already slipped by into history. Everything at AVEC has shifted into high gear. You will see a lot of new AVEC faces in your communities as we welcome seasonal employees to help us with all of your service needs.    You also will hear new voices

June 2017 – Bon Voyage, Nina!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 by

May 12 was a bittersweet day for us at AVEC. We celebrated Nina Sterbenz’ last day before retirement. Nina came to work for AVEC almost 23 years ago. She knows almost every one of AVEC’s members, and they often asked for her—that sweet lady from Shishmaref! She worked in several departments during her time at

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 –

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