Meeting our Renewable Energy Pledge
GVEA’s fuel mix is diverse. In addition to our fuel supply of coal, oil and natural gas-fired power, we make use of renewable power generation.
In 2005, GVEA’s Board adopted a Renewable Energy Pledge calling for ten percent of our system peak load to come from renewable energy by the end of 2007.
We met our 2007 goal through a combination of:
The challenge didn’t end there. We met our second goal – 20 percent of peak load in 2014. Now we're reviewing our pledge, and we should have a new stretch goal soon.
The Eva Creek Wind project helped us achieve this goal without negatively impacting members' rates.
In addition to Eva Creek Wind, GVEA purchases all of the wind power generated by the Delta Wind Farm, located outside of Delta Junction, under the 2-MW Experimental Power Sales Agreement.