Golden Valley Electric Association

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After three years of declining attendance at Golden Valley Electric Association’s Annual Members’ meetings in Fairbanks, GVEA officials have decided to bring the meeting to the members: Golden Valley will provide a live online stream of tonight’s meeting to community centers in Healy and Delta Junction.

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Lawyers representing the Delta Wind Farm are asking state regulators to deny a tariff filed by Golden Valley Electric Association that argues the utility should not be required to buy more power from the wind farm. It’s the latest in a years-long dispute between the owner of the wind farm, who wants to expand his facility, and GVEA’s board and management, who say the co-op can’t integrate more wind power now
without incurring costs that would be passed along to ratepayers.

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Golden Valley Electric Association customers will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills next month, but well short of what GVEA had hoped to give ratepayers. That’s because the co-op has run into more problems with Healy 2 power plant.

Alaska Environmental Power

Delta Wind Farm President and CEO Mike Craft is taking the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to court. Craft is asking a judge to overturn the commission’s approval of a Golden Valley Electric Association tariff filed last summer. He claims the tariff violates new state regulations intended to help renewable-energy projects like his access the grid.


Dec 16, 2015

Golden Valley Electric Association is favoring oil over natural gas to fuel large generators in North Pole. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the move reduces the utilities role as an anchor tenant for the state backed Interior Energy Project.

Golden Valley Electric Association

Golden Valley Electric Association plans to start up a long idled Healy area coal fired power plant next week. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the facility is being put to use after nearly 20 years of failings and dispute.

GVEA Considering Propane

Mar 10, 2015
Golden Valley Electric Association

Lower oil prices have eased the high cost of energy in Fairbanks, but concern they won’t last has the local electric utility looking at other fuel options. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Golden Valley Electric Association

The interior Alaska utility Golden Valley Electric Association is anticipating lower rates in 2015 due to declining oil prices. The utility, which serves Fairbanks and surrounding communities, partially relies on oil fired generation, expects member rates to drop between 5 and 10 percent in the New Year, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the prospect for long term benefit of cheaper fuel is less certain. 

Alaska Center for Energy and Power

The Ninth Rural Energy Conference gets under way Tuesday here in Fairbanks. The three-day gathering of experts and advocates will examine how Alaska’s rural residents get electricity, and how they might get it in the future more efficiently – and less expensively.

A Fairbanks based alternative energy company continues to push Golden Valley Electric Association to buy more of its wind power. Alaska Environmental Power operates a wind farm in Delta Junction, and recently teamed with an Anchorage law firm on a report it hopes will sway utility members. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.