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Have you been searching for coal?

Some of our readers have been searching this blog for “coal,” so we thought coal deserved a post.  Our least expensive source of power is coal. However, in 2010, only 28 percent of GVEA’s power was generated by coal-fired power plants. Why only 28 percent? Because...

What can I do to lower my bill?

"My winter electric bills are through the roof. What can I do to lower them?" asked a member recently. One of the top culprits of high electric bills during the winter months is plugging in. It’s pretty convenient to plug in your car when you get home from work and...

E-Ruralite offered in 2011

You've been asking for a digital version of the Ruralite. Good news: beginning February 2011, the Ruralite will be available online as well as in its traditional hardcopy format.  To sign up for the digital version, just visit our website: www.gvea.com/ruralite. After...

Which lights will you decorate with this year?

I recently picked up the pictured lights at a local store. The incandescent minis were $4.97 and the LEDs cost $12.47. Judging by the package, the lights are very similar. There are 100 bulbs on each string and they are red in color. Now, for the tough part: how long...

How can I save energy this holiday season?

I’d like to save some money on my electric bill this holiday season. Do you have any recommendations? asked a GVEA member recently. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season and go crazy with Christmas lights. The twinkles spread holiday cheer and brighten up...

Why don’t you build a plant on the North Slope?

"Why don't you get in partnership with the state and build a gas-fired plant either here in the Fairbanks area, with a pipeline to it, or easier still build the plant up north and power lines to everywhere? Don't say its because of "line loss" because there are places...

Have you seen our substation on wheels?

Did you know the majority of our substations are mobile ready? This means we can roll in our mobile substation (pictured) to take over a power load should something happen to bring down a substation. Also, our system is designed so a nearby substation can pick up a...

Save money when you buy LED Christmas lights

Have you pulled out your Christmas light display? Wait, did you even take it down last year? I just heard a HomeDepot ad on the radio. They are offering $3 off a new string of energy efficient LED lights when you trade in an old strand of lights (working or not). What...

55 ways to save on your energy bills

Looking for ways to save this winter? We've prepared a room-by-room checklist  with 55 simple ways to save big. It's important to realize that you'll save the most electricity by dealing with the biggest electricity guzzlers first. Struggling with whether to boil a...

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