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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

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

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