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View of community of Pilot Station
A storage module in Kasigluk's power plant
Kasigluk's bulk fuel tank farm
Kasigluk's wind turbines
Checking on a power pole in Nunapitchuk
Fuel dispensing station
Fuel dispensing station
A gang switch in Nunapitchuk
An old advertisement about Nunapitchuk first receiving electric power
Nunapitchuk plant operator Billy Jenkins
Spring clean up crew in Nunapitchuk
Nunapitchuk spring clean up
Some of Nunapitchuk's clean up crew
Some of Nunapitchuk's clean up crew
Kasigluk's modular-style power plant.
Kasigluk's plant operator George Isaac in generation module
Kasigluk's plant operator George Isaac receives hydronic training
Quinhagak power plant
Quinhagak power plant and AVEC sign.
Quinhagak power plant
Winter view of Quinhagak power plant
Unloading power plant module from barge
A local construction crew.
A new octagonal-shaped home built specifically for arctic conditions.
Aerial view of Quinhagak
Aerial view of Quinhagak.
AVEC's tugboat the "Cavek" delivers fuel to Quinhagak.
Northwind 100 wind turbines in Quinhagak
Two of the Northwind 100kW wind turbines in Quinhagak.
Three Northwind 100kW wind turbines in Quinhagak
Some of Nunapitchuk's clean up crew
Russian Mission spring cleanup
Russian Mission spring clean up - picnic afterwards
Scammon Bay at dusk
Scammon Bay renovated bulk fuel tank farm
Basketball game in Scammon Bay
Basketball game in Scammon Bay
A cake walk was held before a basketball game in Scammon Bay
An old photo of young kids in Scammon Bay
Sometimes the snow drifts are so high they cover homes in Scammon Bay
Jason Jones, one of Anvik's plant operators.
Anvik plant operator William Koso.
The Elim Native Store
Elim shore line
One of our power poles in Elim
Elim power plant
View of Scammon Bay
Aerial view of Scammon Bay
Aerial view of Scammon Bay
Russian Mission spring clean up - group photo
Russian Mission spring clean up
Russian Mission spring clean up volunteers - they start young!
Russian Mission spring clean up
Russian Mission spring clean up
Russian Mission spring clean up
This interesting vehicle comes in quite handy during Russian Mission's spring clean ups
Russian Mission plant operators Joe Kozevnikoff and Jim Duffy receive training
Russian Mission plant operators Jim Duffy and Joe Kozevnikoff receive training
Scammon Bay plant operator training
Scammon Bay plant operator training
Scammon Bay plant operator training
Scammon Bay - high water
Rear view of Elim power plant and transformers
L to R: Plant operators Evan Wonhola, Brian Epchook and Mike Gumlickpuk.
Padmount transformer training.
Padmount transformer training.
Collecting bags of trash during spring clean up.
Volunteers help clean up their community.
Volunteers picking up garbage during spring clean up.
One of the decorated vehicles in the 4th of July parade.
One of the vehicles in a 4th of July parade.
Food was served during Noatak's 4th of July festivities.
Food was served during 4th of July festivities.
Bulk fuel tanks at Noorvik.
Noorvik's tank farm renovation project: lots of fill dirt was brought in and compacted.
A lot of dirt was brought to Noorvik's tank farm to spread out and compact to even the ground.
Pumping water out of Noorvik's tank farm.
Practicing cut-out procedures.
Alternate plant operator John Williams of Noatak.
Plant operator Mickey Ashby of Noatak.
A newly organized storage unit.
Nightmute city office building.
A view from Nightmute's boardwalk.
Aerial view of Nightmute.
Transporting the standby unit engine-generator set.
The standby-unit engine generator set.
Moving the engine-generator set into the standby power generator building.
Setting a power pole with a skid steer.
Setting a power pole using a skid steer.
Setting a power pole using a skid steer.
We ship lots of our freight by planes, like this one, which delivered some transformers.
This plane delivers fuel to Noatak
Plant operators check the amount of fuel left in the bulk fuel tanks.
Filling sand bags to use at Noorvik's tank farm.
Larry Tebbits, one of Noorvik's plant operators.
Noorvik's plant operators receive training in the power plant.
Pilot Station plant operator Nathan Bean
Pilot Station - retired plant operator Tommy Heckman Sr.
A truck flipped and broke a pole in Pilot Station
Replacing a broken power pole in Pilot Station
One of our lineman is shown digging a big hole to put a new power pole in.
Pitkas Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pitka's Point spring clean up
Pilot Station 1989 flood
Pilot Station spring clean up - winners of bicycles (prizes for helping out)
Pilot Station spring clean up
Noorvik's plant operator works on an engine.
Competitors in the two-mile men's race during Noorvik's 4th of July festivities.
Preparing for the boat races during Noatak's 4th of July festivities.
Two of the competitors in a boat race in Noorvik.
Some curious kids in Noorvik who wanted to help our field personnel.
Lineman John Davis performs distribution work near the top of a pole.
Old Harbor's new harbor.
Old Harbor power plant.
View from near the Old Harbor power plant.
A sunset in Old Harbor
Pilot Station clean up
Pilot Station spring clean up
Pilot Station spring clean up
View of community of Pilot Station.
Elim bulk fuel tank farm up close
L to R: Josephine Woods, Sierra Woods, Shauna Woods and Marie Tickett competed in Shungnak's 2016 4th of July swimming race.
Shatoolik plant operator Ed Bekoalak
Shaktoolik plant operators Ed and Paul Bekoalak receive training - 2012
Shaktoolik beach after storm
Shaktoolik sunset as seen from wind tower
Shaktoolik's two wind turbines
Shaktoolik - these hunters harvested a whale
Shishmaref - Crowley barge making delivery
Shishmaref power plant
Shishmaref - Andrew Mickey Ningealook - plant operator
Shishmaref - meter buried by snow
Shishmaref - Winfred Obruk - plant operator - cutout fuse training
Shishmaref PPO Andrew Mickey Ningealook receives cutout fuse training
Charlie Paukan - St Mary's delegate in 1978
Shaktoolik - part of tank farm crew
Shaktoolik - new tank farm
Shaktoolik - Iditarod stop - two mushers heading out
Shungnak 2016 4th of July festivities included a relay race where competitors ran with an orange between their legs while balancing an egg on a spoon.
Shungnak 2016 4th of July festivities included a BBQ.
Shungnak 2016 4th of July festivities included a balloon shaving competition.
Happy children in Scammon Bay. Year unknown.
Happy children in Scammon Bay outside the power plant. Year unknown.
Shaktoolik 4th of July festivities - bicycle race
Shaktoolik 4th of July festivities - gunny sack race
Shaktoolik 4th of July festivities - adult gunny sack race
Kids enjoying Shaktoolik's 4th of July festivities
Shaktoolik aerial view
Shaktoolik - Iditarod stop - musher heading out
Shaktoolik - Iditarod stop - dogs bedding down
Shaktoolik - Iditarod stop - musher
St Mary's MET tower after installation
St Mary's MET tower with ice
St. Mary's MET tower icing up
St Michael tank farm
St Michael tank farm
St Michael sunset
St Michael sunset
St Michael old walkway
St Michael old power plant
Kalskag clean up crew
Kalskag spring clean up
Kalskag spring clean up
Kalskag spring clean up
Kalskag spring clean up
Plant Operators Andrew Wise and Lucy Jordan
Plant Operator Daniel Atoruk of Kiana
St Michael to Stebbins intertie
St Michael to Stebbins intertie
St. Mary's - Yupiit of Andreafski - spring clean up 2016
St. Mary's residents park their boats on the beach.
St. Mary's dancers perform at the annual Andreafski Sled Dog Race
St. Mary's drummers perform during the Annual Andreafski Sled Dog Race
St. Mary's renovated tank farm
St. Mary's PPO training - transformer grounding station
St. Mary's plant operator training
St. Mary's plant operator fuel tank training
St. Mary's plant operator Patrick Hunt
St. Mary's olden days fuel haul
St. Mary's - Yupiit Clean Up youth supervisors distributed prizes to the volunteers
St. Mary's spring clean up - 2015
St. Mary's - Yupiit of Andreafski spring clean up
St. Mary's - Yupiit of Andreafski - spring clean up
Plant Operator Emil Henry of Kiana
Elim bulk fuel tank farm
Jeff Ryan attempting to clear out some of the deep snow in the Selawik power plant yard.
The Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Sr. Memorial Snowmachine Race in Selawik.
The Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Sr. Memorial Snowmachine Race in Selawik.
The Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Sr. Memorial Snowmachine Race in Selawik.
Cute, young spectators at the Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Sr. Memorial Snowmachine Race in Selawik.
One of the wind turbines in Selawik
Selawik - original bulk fuel tank farm
Selawik - original power plant
Selawik - new power plant, bulk fuel tank farm and wind turbines
Selawik - power plant in winter
The Selawik bulk fuel tank farm in winter.
Shageluk plant operator training
Shageluk plant operator training
Jeff Ryan is clearing a path through deep snow in the Selawik power plant yard
Jeff Ryan is clearing a path through deep snow in the Selawik power plant yard
Selawik plant - digging snow out from around the gate
There is a basketball hoop in the middle of a road in Eek.
The Eek power plant is surrounded by swampy areas.
The front of Eek's power plant.
Eek's power plant and tank farm.
Aerial view of Ekwok.
New fence around Ekwok plant and tank farm
Ekwok's power plant and tank farm were relocated farther from the river and placed on a built-up dirt and gravel pad.
Ekwok's plant operators received training.
Ekwok's plant operators received training.
Ekwok's plant operators are using the smart ash burner.
Myrna Skin, a Selawik delegate in 1978
John Davis searching for equipment in deeply drifted snow in Selawik's power plant yard
Selawik plant - digging snow out from around the gate
Shageluk plant operator training
Shageluk plant operator training
Shageluk plant operator training
Shungnak plant operator transformer training
Shungnak plant operator transformer training
Shungnak subsistence fishing.
Shungnak Intertie repairs
Shungnak Intertie repairs
Shungnak Intertie repairs
Shungnak Intertie repairs
Shungnak - view of Kobuk River
Shungnak - view of Kobuk River
Brevig Mission 2016 spring clean up volunteers (from left): Alex Seetot, Arica Tocktoo and Alyssa Olanna.
Brevig Mission 2016 spring clean up participants - Lorraine and her two boys Roger and Elton Olanna.
Brevig Mission 2016 spring clean up participants, from left, Jamie Kakoona, Ada Olanna, Renee Olanna and Sandra Olanna.
Brevig Mission 2016 spring clean up - Devon Olanna is on the ATV.
Shungnak plant operator training
Shungnak plant operator training
Shungnak thermometer showing 60 degrees below zero
The Allis-Chalmers engine in the Shageluk power plant. The engine and floor are very clean!
The interior of the Shageluk power plant. The plant operator keeps the plant nice and clean!
The interior of the Shageluk power plant
The power plant before the deck got renovated.
The renovated deck at Shageluk's plant provides neatly organized storage.
An exterior view of Shageluk's power plant.
One of our field employees made this Halloween decoration.
Checking the fuel inventory at Shageluk's bulk fuel tank farm.
Checking the fuel inventory in Shageluk's tank farm.
View of Shungnak power plant.
View of Shungnak power plant.
Shungnak bulk fuel tank farm
Shungnak bulk fuel tank farm
Shungnak 2016 4th of July festivities. From left, Wynita Lee, Nellie Greist, Oscar Greist Sr. and Lottie Tickett participated in the elders' money grab race.
The renovated employee living quarters at Ekwok.
Snowmachine riders wait in line to get gas.
This machine moves dirt in the summer and snow in the winter.
Shishmaref - big storm in 2013
Shishmaref - a big storm in 2013 nearly wipes out portion of road
Shishmaref - 2013 storm gets close to spring camp buildings
The Russian Orthodox church in Old Harbor
Old Harbor - a scenic view of the boat dock.
Backup generation module
Aerial view - early 70s
Installing the first engine into the new plant - early 70s.
Coastal erosion caused by severe storm surge(s)
Severe storm tests the sand bags installed to minimize erosion damage
Aerial view - 2005
Charles Stewart and Anthony Brattain worked on the tank farm renovation project.
Ruth Bright worked on the bulk fuel tank farm renovation project.
Paul Mark - one of the power plant operators.
Greg Myas, one of Togiak's plant operators.
Shirley Upton, one of Togiak's plant operators.
The bulk fuel tank farm is nearly buried by deep, drifting snow.
Savoonga's power plant nearly gets covered up by blowing snow, even though it sits on a 4'-high platform.
Winds and deep snow result in high snow drifts that nearly bury the power plant.
Harvesting a whale provides food for the whole community.
Parts of the harvested whale.
Two Northwind 100-kW wind turbines.
4th of July Festivities - 2014
4th of July Festivities - 2014
A parade in Toksook Bay. Somebody made a really nice banner thanking AVEC for the new bulk fuel tank farm.
Here's a very artistic banner thanking AVEC for the new bulk fuel tank farm!
James Bright - one of the power plant operators.
Nulato - 2015 wildfire - lineman arrives in an airplane
Watching the 2015 Nulato wildfire from a nearby hillside
Viewing the 2015 Nulato wildfire from the power plant
Evan Newman, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Megan Esmailka, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Paul Bekoalok, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Peter Lincoln, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Stuart Kingeekuk, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Tuck Cleveland, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Distribution line in Brevig Mission. These poles were going to be part of the intertie between Brevig and Teller.
A section of the intertie between Emmonak and Alakanuk.
Cody Cadman climbs a pole in Old Harbor. Photo by Dave Johnson.
The setting sun highlights the lineman climbing a pole. Photo by Dave Johnson.
Jeff Ryan hauls a sled full of gear during a cold blizzard in Kivalina. No vehicles were available to rent.
Tru Knudsen tried to check out this buried service entrance located on top of a roof.
A section of the intertie between Toksook Bay and Tununak.
Erick Mountain, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Daniel Tunutmoak Jr, one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Ray Abner Hawley - one of the 2014 Top 10 Plant Operators of the Year
Norman John and John Davis on top the wind tower in Toksook Bay.
Alex Oquilluk tries his hand at fishing.
Teller cemetery
Amy Murphy of AVEC rode her motorcycle from Nome to Teller.
A fish rack.
A welcoming committee.
4th of July festivities
Togiak spring clean-up 2015
Togiak spring cleanup 2015
The bulk fuel tank farm renovation project involved repurposing old tanks
The tank farm renovation project included new impermeable liners and big timbers to set the tanks on
Spring cleanup 2015
Interior view of the St. Michael standby generator
Matt Kruger works on a transformer while a wind turbine towers over him.
Spring clean-up.
A couple of big fish wheels.
Plant operators received distribution training.
Building the intertie between Alakanuk and Emmonak
A water crossing on the intertie between Alakanuk and Emmonak. These are the tallest poles in AVEC's system.
Local crew that helped with construction of the intertie.
Building up the thickness of the ice to hold heavy equipment.
Flooding caused by spring breakup.
Flooding caused during spring breakup.
Flooding caused by spring breakup.
Elders enjoying Memorial Day festivities - 2012
Memorial Day festivities - 2012
Memorial Day Festivities - 2012
Hunting caribou swimming across the river
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Walk for Life
Walk for Life
Spring Clean Up
Miserable blizzard conditions.
Snow drifts build up around the plant.
Strong winds and huge snow storms cause tall snow drifts to build up.
Using a snow blower to clear away some of the deep snow.
Enduring yet another winter blizzard.
Frank Brown - one of Eek's power plant operators.
Part of the fuel fill line in Eek.
The mud gets pretty deep and thick around here, nearly swallowing an ATV.
Walter Joshua - one of the plant operators.
Stanton Nakaruk and Gordon Takak watch informative videos during operator training.
The Elim boys basketball team warms up prior to a game during the 2015 high school basketball tournament in Anchorage.
Focusing on the basket prior to shooting a free throw during the 2015 state tournament.
Boats in the "parking lot" at Ekwok.
Wales power plant in the summer.
The wind turbines in summer.
The four Northwind 100-kW wind turbines.
Spring Clean Up
Spring Clean Up
Bethel power plant.
North power plant outside wall.
Interior of power plant.
The interior of the power plant.
A beautiful sunrise.
A memorial to those who lost their lives in the flu epidemic in the early 1900s.
Boats transported big, heavy reels of cable used in the intertie between Teller and Brevig Mission.
Some of the volunteers during the fall 2013 clean up.
Volunteers in the fall 2013 community clean up.
Dedication ceremony for the new power plant, bulk fuel tank farm and wind turbines.
The new fuel-efficient diesel power generation plant.
Ekwok's welcoming committee.
Two linemen perform distribution work in this remote village.
Spring cleanup 2015
Kotlik power plant.
Kotlik bulk fuel tank farm.
Insulating the interior of the living quarters.
Insulating the exterior of the storage vans.
Fixing up the interior of the living quarters.
Renovation of the storage modules including insulating the interior and exterior of the buildings and installing a new roof and decking.
Using a boat to tow a power pole to Kotlik.
New boardwalk installation.
The fuel barge's view as it approaches Koyuk.
Koyuk is located on the Koyuk River. The calm water provides a nice reflection.
Koyuk's original power plant and tank farm.
Koyuk's new power plant.
Darin Douglas, one of the plant operators.
Aerial view of Kotlik.
Aerial view of Kotlik.
Evan Hunt, one of Kotlik's power plant operators.
Spring cleanup 2015
Old school caught fire and burned down.
Another view of the big fire when the old school burned down.
The new control module that was built when the wind turbines were installed.
Our personnel kept busy shoveling snow from around the power plant.
Our personnel kept busy shoveling snow from around the power plant.
Deep snow covered the power plant yard.
Locals help install the distribution system. This is a wire stringing sled.
Changing out the wire reels on the sled.
A snowmachine hauls a reel of wire.
Curious kids watched the work being done to bring electric power to their village.
Robert Jones, one of Kotlik's power plant operators.
Chris Hunt (left) and Robert Jones at work in the power plant.
Brian Douglas, one of the power plant operators.
Aerial view of Mekoryuk.
Water built up in the tank farm during spring breakup.
Minto's bulk fuel tank farm.
AVEC employee rode her motorcycle to Minto and visited the power plant.
Spring carnival activities.
Competitors in spring carnival activities.
Competitors in the spring carnival snowshoe race.
A competitor in the sled dog race during a spring carnival.
Competitors in a spring carnival sled dog race.
The band warms up before performing during New Year's Eve festivities in Minto.
New Stuyahok clean up 2014.
New bulk fuel tank farm in New Stuyahok.
Another view of the new bulk fuel tank farm in New Stuyahok.
The new gasoline and diesel dispensing station.
A close-up view of one of the diesel and gasoline pumps.
Another one of Minto's first-ever street lights.
One of Minto's first-ever street lights.
A linemen works on the top of a power pole.
Small boat harbor.
Erecting a wind tower in Mekoryuk.
One of the Northwind 100 wind turbines in Mekoryuk.
Marshall Spring Clean Up Crew
Spring Clean Up
Volunteers picking up trash during spring clean up.
The new engine-generator set in Marshall's power plant.
Building a fence around the power plant.
Another view of the power plant's new fence.
The power plant and tank farm are now fenced in.
A powerful storm caused this power pole down to break and fall down.
A powerful storm caused damage so severe to this pole it had to be replaced.
An ATV is used to pull a new pole out to replace a broken pole.
Filling up an ATV with gas.
The new fuel-efficient power plant.
AVEC's outstanding crew restored the burned "old" power plant and it looks great!
Big cranes are used to erect the wind towers. A smaller crane is used to install and work on power poles, like this one that is dwarfed by the wind tower.
A scenic view of three of the wind turbines during a ground blizzard.
At 90' tall, these poles, used for water crossings, are the tallest in our entire system.
Gambell received LED streetlights - the first time their community has had lights.
Another view of some of the new LED street lights.
Corrosive salt water spray damages equipment. The old, corroded meter bases were replaced with stainless steel one that will hold up better in maritime conditions.
One of the new stainless steel meter bases being installed.
Installing a new stainless steel meter base.
The new fuel-efficient power plant.
The school and community volunteers worked to built a traditional angyapik made out of walrus skins.
These are some of the students and local volunteers who helped build the angyapik. The two women on the right helped with the intricate sewing of the skins: Charlene Apangalook (by boat) and Ila Ungott (far right).
All of the frame work was completed in the school woodworking shop. The boat is made of several different types of wood.
The old power plant was severely damaged by fired in April 2015. This caused a community-wide power outage as this plant was still the primary means of generating power.
Locals were hired to work on this project. Some of them are attempting to remove the water out of the tank farm.
The new bulk fuel tank farm.
Another view of the power plant, which sits on 4'-high pilings.
The new bulk fuel tank farm.
The new bulk fuel tank farm with the wind turbines in the background.
Visitors toured the power plant and wind turbines.
A beautiful sunset featuring two of our wind turbines.
New bulk fuel tank farm.
The new power plant.
The wind turbines are located out near the cemetery.
Plant Operator Charles Green of Tununak, who also underwent wind technician training. The wind towers are in Toksook Bay.
These are the four wind turbines in Toksook Bay that also provide power to Tununak and Nightmute via an intertie.
The older power plant is on the left and the new power plant is on the right. The new power plant provides power to Tununak and Nightmute via an intertie.
The new power plant is nearly finished.
Another view of the new power plant.
The 25'-long boat can carry as many as 12 crew members plus gear and supplies. The craftsmanship has to be of high quality in order to ensure the crew's safety out in the rough sea.
The school bought 2.5 female walrus skins from local hunters. There is an art to preparing, soaking and sewing the hides to ensure they remain strong and watertight. Susan Campbell, Ila Ungott, Charlene Apangalook and Shirlene Apassingok provided their hide-sewing expertise.
Gambell's three wind turbines. The new tank farm is in the background.
These kids enjoy a fun afternoon of swimming.
Daniel Atoruk and Emil Henry practice basic distribution procedures during training.
Daniel Atoruk works on a meter.
Alternate plant operator Luke Wood.
Plant operator Marv Cleveland.
The tank farm with secondary containment installed.
What the inside of a clean, organized storage van looks like.
The new power plant, tank farm and wind turbines.
Spring clean-up 2014
Spring clean-up 2014.
Spring clean-up 2014 - thank you sign.
Hooper Bay - first time to receive power - Christmas 1968
First community energized - Hooper Bay - Christmas 1968
Every year a Lee's Sea Air plane flies overhead and drops money out and folks race around to catch it.
One of the vehicles decorated for the annual 4th of July parade.
A volunteer preps the grill for cooking a 4th of July lunch.
AVEC's tug-and-barge making a fuel delivery in Goodnews Bay.
The renovated bulk fuel tank farm, with fencing.
An Iditarod competitor and his team mush their way into Kaltag, coming up off of the Yukon River.
These young kids made a sign to cheer on Lance Mackey. The two plant operators are on the right.
This colorful sign welcomes visitors to the community.
Norman Miller (AVEC) is flanked on both sides by the power plant operators. They are watching the progress of the mushers.
The locals line up to cheer on the mushers and their dogs.
Lance Mackey and part of his team, cruising into Kaltag.
A close-up view of Lance Mackey and his distinctive, warm ruff.
One of the mushers prepares beds of hay for his dogs to rest on.
Practicing fuse cutout procedures during a training session.
Undergoing training for basic distribution procedures.
What a little cutie!
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