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Save money when you buy LED Christmas lights

Have you pulled out your Christmas light display? Wait, did you even take it down last year? I just heard a HomeDepot ad on the radio. They are offering $3 off a new string of energy efficient LED lights when you trade in an old strand of lights (working or not). What...

55 ways to save on your energy bills

Looking for ways to save this winter? We've prepared a room-by-room checklist  with 55 simple ways to save big. It's important to realize that you'll save the most electricity by dealing with the biggest electricity guzzlers first. Struggling with whether to boil a...

Beware of possible telephone scams

We were just alerted to a possible telephone scam involving GVEA members. A member received a phone call on Saturday from someone claiming to be a GVEA employee who needed to update her credit card information. Fortunately, the member was skeptical and did not provide...

GVEA’s annual meeting and the Customer Charge

"I would like to know why, at the Annual Membership Meeting, we only received $15 customer credit for attending when the new Customer Charge is $17.50. Why wasn’t the full Customer Charge given?" emailed a member recently. GVEA offers incentives for attending the...

Article about GVEA’s FE Building

Freelance artist and writer Ray Bonnell wrote a nice article in Sunday's paper about the old Fairbanks Exploration Co. office building, which is now owned by GVEA. If you have a chance, take a look.

Why doesn’t GVEA implement a lower time-of-use rate?

“Why doesn’t GVEA encourage electric use during off-peak periods in order to lower the base load and flatten peaks?” emailed a member recently. Our current load profile is not very conducive for these types of programs. Golden Valley does not experience significant...

Should I buy these energy saving devices?

"I recently received a post card inviting me to attend a free dinner and hear about ways to lower my utility bills. Should I purchase the products this company is offering?" asked a member recently. Anytime these products are tied to electricity, we advise you give...

It’s getting colder; are you ready to start plugging in?

We've created a video highlighting the most energy efficient way to keep your car warm and running this winter. Besides using a timer when you plug in your car, remember it takes a warm car two hours to cool down. If you plan to leave within two hours, there's really...

Questions about the mines

"If Golden Valley wasn’t providing power to Fort Knox and Pogo mines, would we still need all the diesel-fired generation that is in operation now? What percentage of the power generated by GVEA goes to those mines? When those mines came on, we were told they’d cause...


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