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:
- energy conservation,
- hydroelectric power,
- and power contributed by our SNAP renewable energy producers.
The challenge doesn’t end here. We just closed in on our second goal – 20 percent of peak load by 2014. 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.
Originally formed in October 2003, the Green Power Advisory Committee is made up of community members interested in renewable power. The committee's purpose is to investigate green power alternatives which may be viable for Interior Alaska and Golden Valley Electric Association. The GPAC works with GVEA's alternative energy team, which consists of Golden Valley employees.