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Steps to Restoring Power (Step 4)

We've got an excellent image that shows the steps that are taken to restore power, which is available year-round on our "Outages page" on our web site (https://gvea.com/resources/outages).  But you can go directly to this image by clicking here. When reviewing the...

2,000 Services Restored

2,000 Services Restored

6:40pm Update – During the past 12 hours, another 2,000 meters have had power restored. From the peak of 21,000 meters without power, the current estimate of meters still out is 4,000.  As long as the weather cooperates, we anticipate this number to continue to...

Late-afternoon outage update

3:55pm update:  Crews and field hands continue to patrol the lines (by foot, snow machine and bearcat) to locate trees in the lines and damaged equipment.  Depending on the extent of the storm damage, repairs could take hours.  So even if you see a crew in your...

How to reset main breaker

HEADS UP: If your neighbors have power and you don't (and everything otherwise looks OK) - you may want to check your main breaker in your service entrance equipment. Even it it's in the ON position, it may need to be reset if it has tripped. You do this by shutting...

Mid-day update on major outage

12:50pm update:  Crews and field hands continue to work in round-the-clock rotations. We’ll have two Matanuska Electric Assn. crews merging into the rotation later today as well, complete with bucket trucks and snow machines. We’re asking for only those members who...

Update following Interior Storm

6:20am UPDATE: An estimated 6,000 members remain without power. We’ve have restored power to most neighborhoods around Fairbanks and North Pole. Currently, 12 crews and field hands are patrolling lines in these areas in order to restore power to those still in the...

Outage Preparedness Info

Food For prolonged outages, pack food in a cooler. Make sure the temperature stays below 40°F. Food above this temperature should not be eaten. Find a cool place to put your cooler, like near your garage doors or outside. A half-full freezer will hold food safely for...

Crews continue to make progress

6:10pm UPDATE:  It's estimated that 7,000 meters are still without power, so progress continues to be made this afternoon.  Our dedicated crews are working to restore power in all areas and will continue working throughout the night. We're aware of several isolated...

Red Cross opens warm-shelter facilities

Due to the extended power outage that has greatly impacted a large portion of GVEA's service area, the American Red Cross has made available two warm-shelter facilities starting today. Fairbanks:  University Community Presbyterian Church, located at 3510 College Rd....

Crews are Making Progress

3:55pm Update:  It's estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 meters are still without power.  This involves three substations serving these areas: Ballaine (3 miles), Yankovich, West Farmers Loop to Summit Dr., University Hills, College Hills, Goldstream Valley, Summit Dr.,...


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