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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...

Outage Preparedness Expo this Saturday

Join us this Saturday at the Carlson Center for the Fairbanks Area Preparedness Expo. GVEA’s booth will highlight how and why we experience power outages as well as backup power sources. We’ll have Generator Booklets on hand as well as other outage preparedness...

A lucky find at the Healy Power Plant

A key component of one of the water outlet valves at our Healy Power Plant went missing this spring. During break up, a big chunk of ice came down the Nenana River and ripped the operating mechanism (called the bonnet) right off the valve. The valve was stuck in a...

Winter electric rate forecast

Effective September 1, the Fuel & Purchased Power Charge* will increase from $0.08774 to $0.10576. This charge covers the costs of fuel to operate our local power plants as well as the cost of purchased power from other utilities. It is calculated quarterly with...

How much does it cost to run an electric heater?

Electric heaters might be inexpensive to buy, but they are not inexpensive to operate. A typical 1,200-watt electric heater left on just four hours each day will add about $30 to your monthly electric bill. That's about $1 per day, or $0.25 per hour of operation....

Is Fairbanks’ population on the decline?

Not if residential electric meters are any indicator If residential electric meters are any indicator of population trends, Fairbanks’ population is still growing. Since 2002, we’ve experienced a 17.5% increase in residential electric meters. And while the percent...


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