Historical Tribute to Plant Operators

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 by

AVEC has overcome countless obstacles since it first started providing power to a few remote villages in 1968. The cooperative philosophy of providing at-cost electric power required members and staff to work together to build the infrastructure and then operate and maintain it. Last year AVEC added its 58th community, expanding our service territory and

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 –

Space Heater Safety —

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 by

(Article Provided by the 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

Potential Careers at AVEC

Thursday, 30 April 2015 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

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 ( that allows you to make a keyboard from bananas. So, it’s time to take a look at making sure