Federal judge approves Healy Clean Coal Plant Air Permit

November 19, 2012

Today, Federal District Judge Beistline approved the joint Consent Decree previously executed between Golden Valley Electric Association, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Consent Decree resolves issues related to air permitting for the operation of the Healy Clean Coal Plant (HCCP).

“This is a significant milestone in restarting HCCP,” said interim President and CEO Cory Borgeson. “We are excited to be finally moving forward in getting the Healy Clean Coal Plant online in order to be able to provide Interior Alaskans with a reliable long-term lower cost power supply.” As part of the Consent Decree, GVEA has committed to install additional pollution controls to ensure that the plant is operated in an environmentally prudent manner. "We are pleased to be finally making major progress on behalf of our members," said Borgeson. "In addition, we appreciate AIDEA’s cooperation throughout this process."

GVEA Board Hires Cory Borgeson as President and Chief Executive Officer

 

November 19, 2012

GVEABorgeson web2Cory Borgeson will assume the position of president & chief executive officer of GVEA on January 1, 2013. At a special board meeting this week, Borgeson was offered a 3-year contract effective January 1, 2013. Unanimously selected for the position by the board of directors, Borgeson has been interim president & CEO since June when he replaced Brian Newton who resigned.

Borgeson has been the cooperative’s General Counsel since 1989. He has been in private practice since 1984, most recently as managing partner of the legal firm Borgeson and Kramer (formerly Borgeson and Burns). Prior to entering private practice, he was an Assistant Vice President with First National Bank in Fairbanks.

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