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Each month AVEC brings you stories about your utility and your community. Please note these stories are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission.

Why Capital Credits? - By Adam Schwartz of The Cooperative Way. Capital credits, patronage dividends, patronage refunds—these are all familiar terms with similar meanings: the allocation of operating margins as equity and, when appropriate, retiring them to the members of the co-op in the form of money or credit on the bill. The retirement of capital credits is one... [read more]
Are Microgrids the Wave of the Future? - By Derrill Holly, Staff writer at NRECA. Alaska cooperative executives see potential in offsetting high diesel costs. Alaska Village Electric Cooperative spent $26 million on diesel fuel last year to provide energy to its members. That cost swings dramatically as world oil prices change, so officials see hybrid microgrids, harnessing renewable energy and emerging technologies... [read more]
Major Growth in Co-op Wind Energy - By Steven Johnson, Staff Writer (NRECA) 8/24/2017 The U.S. Energy Department is reporting a growth spurt in wind energy, including half of planned renewable generation additions at electric cooperatives. In a series of reports on wind energy, DOE said that wind generators added more than 8,200 megawatts of capacity in 2016, representing about 27 percent... [read more]
Service Connects and Disconnects - This article provides basic information to help streamline the process of getting electric power hooked up. To connect, disconnect or transfer an existing electric service, call AVEC’s Member Services department at 1-800-478-1818. To start a new service, call AVEC’s Operations Department, which is responsible for coordinating and implementing new service connects. Detailed information about these... [read more]
How Are You Going To Pay For Your Winter Heating Bills? - If you received Heating Assistance from the State of Alaska this past winter, you need to plan ahead now for how you are going to pay for your heat this coming winter. State of Alaska budget cuts have resulted in the elimination of the Alaska Affordable Heating Program, which assisted households with income between 151%... [read more]


AVEC’s mission is to be the best Alaskan utility, and as part of that mission is to ensure that we are providing reliable, safe and efficient power to our members. As many of your know, the cost of electricy in Alaska, especially in rural Alaska, is very high.
The All Alaska Energy Project provides a sustainable solution to the energy needs in Alaska. For more information on this project, please click here to visit the projects website: Alaska Grid – The All Alaska Energy Project


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