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What should I do when the power goes out?

What should I do when the power goes out?

Here are some things to keep in mind when the power goes out: 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...

Telephone scam alert; please help spread the word

A member receives a phone call from someone claiming to be a GVEA employee. The caller tells the member that their power will be turned off immediately unless payment information is given. The caller is trying to obtain personal financial information. It’s a scam.

What’s the cost to plug in my car?

If your car has been winterized, you should have a plug coming out the front end of your car. Most winterization kits include an engine block heater, a battery pad heater, an oil pan heater and a three-way cord with a lighted end (so you can plug in all of these...

GVEA employee participates in Home Energy Rebate program

Golden Valley has offered the Home$ense Energy Audit to its members for more than 20 years. It’s a quick, easy way to learn how to save energy. It takes a little over an hour and costs $39.95. The Home$ense audit focuses on saving electrical energy. It doesn’t cover...

How much does the porch light cost?

Winter is coming and it’s getting dark at night. We know that some of you have turned on your porch lights with no plan to turn them off until March. Everyone likes a bright outdoor light, but do you know how much they cost to operate?

How much does a clothes dryer cost to operate?

“My daughter runs our clothes dryer every morning for one hour at medium temp. Can you estimate what the daily cost would be?” asked a member recently. The dryer is one of the higher users of electricity in a home. It can consume up to about 5,000 watts, but let’s say...

Don’t let the vampires suck you dry

Don’t let the vampires suck you dry

Halloween is just around the corner making this a great time to talk about vampires. Let’s leave blood-sucking vampires out of this and instead talk about the ones that suck electricity.

Good¢ents trustees award $53,803

The Good¢ents Board of Trustees recently reviewed 20 applications and awarded 12 grants totaling $53,803. Here is a breakdown of the awards: $5,500 to the Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska for an energy-conservation project focused on lighting. $3,000 to...


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