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

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

It is with great sorrow that we learned on April 16, Easter Sunday, of the passing of Moses Paukan Sr. of St. Mary’s. Moses served as an AVEC board member from 1976 to 1979, and also served for several decades as St. Mary’s power plant operator. He was an AVEC mainstay and could be relied

April 2017 – High Bills

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 by

Every year, we get several complaints about high bills, but the worst of the complaints generally come during the winter. It is not uncommon to hear from someone who has a $900 bill and is outraged at AVEC’s high cost of electricity. Why does anyone receive a $900 bill? In an average AVEC community where

One of the first back pages I wrote in 2001 talked about power cost equalization. I thought it would be a useful discussion to see how things have changed through the years. Sixteen years ago, we celebrated the establishment of the PCE endowment fund the previous year with the first deposit of $100 million and

Per AVEC’s bylaws, nomination of candidates for board seats is the responsibility of a seven member nominating committee appointed by the AVEC Board of Directors. The committee was appointed in November 2016, and has met numerous times via teleconference to complete its assignment. Two board seats currently held by Robert Beans from Mt. Village and

Patronage Capital Checks Mailed If you were an AVEC member in 1992 or 1993, you should have received a check or notice of credit in late December. Earlier this year, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Board of Directors made a decision to refund $1.75 million of our accumulated patronage capital. This payment reflects credits that

The AVEC nominating committee, which consists of seven serving delegates, is seeking nominations for candidates to run for two board seats. According to the bylaws, “no member shall be eligible to become or remain a director … who is not a bona fide member of the cooperative or in good standing or who is in