GVEA energized the Northern Intertie (pictured) in October 2003. This 97-mile, 230-kilovolt line is one of GVEA’s initiatives to improve system reliability. This transmission line stretches between Healy and Fairbanks. Golden Valley is the northern control point for the Alaska Intertie, which serves most Railbelt communities. This transmission line extends between Willow and Healy, along the Parks Highway corridor. Through the Alaska Intertie, GVEA is connected to Chugach Electric Assn., Matanuska Electric Assn., Homer Electric Assn., as well as Anchorage’s Municipal Light & Power, and the City of Seward’s electrical system.
Both interties allow GVEA to augment our 296 MW generation capacity, with an additional 70 MW from the Anchorage area.