GVEA energized the Northern Intertie in October 2003. This 97-mile, 230-kilovolt line was one of GVEA’s initiatives to improve system reliability. This GVEA-owned transmission line stretches between Healy and Fairbanks.
Golden Valley Electric is the northern control point for the Alaska Intertie, which serves most Railbelt communities. This 170-mile-long, state-owned transmission line was build in the mid-1980s and extends between Willow and Healy, along the Parks Highway corridor. The Alaska Intertie connects GVEA 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.