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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

Each year, the Citizen of the Year award recognizes the contributions of a Native who has demonstrated strong commitment, dedication and service to the Alaska Native community and to rural Alaska. The award is bestowed upon an individual selected by the Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors for exemplary work that has improved the

For the past three years, we have enjoyed the benefits of a depressed fuel market that has, unfortunately, also resulted in a severe budget shortfall for the state of Alaska. We have all felt the impacts of that budget shortfall, with critical services cut and programs sharply reduced. As the state’s coffers have depleted, the

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 has recently appointed a nominating committee of seven individuals who served as delegates at the

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

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

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