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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]
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]
Proper Ground Is Important - By Bill Stamm. What is Ground? In a home electrical system, “ground” is literally the earth. Electrical equipment and receptacles are grounded to prevent personal injury and equipment damage. In modern house wiring there are three wires. One of the wires is a ground wire, which runs back to the main service panel and is... [read more]
Energy Efficiency Competition for Rural Alaska - Rural Alaska Communities to Receive $4 Million for Energy Efficiency.  U.S. Department of Energy partners with rural Alaska communities to improve energy efficiency….   Anchorage – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it intends to make available four million dollars to the Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) Competition for small Alaska communities... [read more]
There is a Cooperative Difference - While all electric utilities offer the same product, where it comes from makes a difference By Adam Schwartz. In the U.S., most people receive their electricity from one of three types of utilities: investor-owned, municipal-owned or through their electric cooperative, which is owned and controlled by the people who use it. In the investor-owned model,... [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


Please visit the Vitus Marine Website for more information about their services and the current location of the barges. Link to Vitus Marine, LLC website.