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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

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

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

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

Last Frontier Honor Flight Program Sends Veterans to Washington, D.S. Twenty-three Alaskan veterans of World War II and the Korean War traveled to Washington, D.C. this past October, courtesy of the Last Frontier Honor Flight program. These veterans and their chaperones toured national monuments including the WWII Memorial. One of the participants was Johnnie Ticket

By Tom Tate, NRECA There is little, if anything, you can buy today that does not have some electronic component. Even clothing as wearable electronics are starting to take hold. Not to mention a device (http://www.makeymakey.com) that allows you to make a keyboard from bananas. So, it’s time to take a look at making sure

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