Press Releases

2008

December 10, 2008

Chugach retail and wholesale members will share a nearly $3 million retirement of capital credits.

December 5, 2008

Chugach Electric Association has arranged for a $300 million, 3-year, unsecured revolving credit facility to finance capital expansion projects, refinance bonds, and refinance maturing long-term debt.

November 24, 2008

Chugach’s early-morning outage Friday, Nov. 21, in much of the Oceanview, Oceanview North, Flying Crown and Poggas Subdivisions was shorter than anticipated.

November 24, 2008

As Alaskans evaluate alternatives for how to meet the energy needs of customers, the board of directors of Chugach Electric Association affirmed its support for keeping all generation options on the table.

November 20, 2008

Dustin Highers has been named Director, Power Supply Technical Services at Chugach Electric Association. He will oversee the development of new generation while providing project management and engineering support to the Power Supply Department.

November 19, 2008

Chugach Electric Association has scheduled an early-morning outage that will affect about 300 customers in much of the Oceanview, Oceanview North, Flying Crown and Poggas Subdivisions.

October 28, 2008

For the sixth year in a row, the Chugach kids safety poster contest was a great success.

October 14, 2008

Dave Smith has been named Senior Vice President, Administration, for Chugach Electric Association. He will oversee the member services, information services and administrative services activities.

October 10, 2008

Strong winds have caused power outages for thousands of Chugach Electric Association customers this morning.

October 10, 2008

Chugach Electric Association is making progress on repairs but due to the extensive amount of damage to lines in some areas, outage restoration is slow going. We expect our crews will work late into the night and possibly morning hours to restore all power.

October 7, 2008

Weather-related outages left about 4,500 Chugach customers served by the Jewel Lake Substation without power early this morning.

October 7, 2008

The board of directors of Chugach Electric Association recently approved a policy on energy efficiency and conservation.

September 24, 2008

Chugach Electric Association has scheduled an outage that will affect the community of Girdwood for early morning Friday.

September 10, 2008

Chugach Electric Association members can put their Resource Rebate/PFD to work by prepaying their electric bill.

September 10, 2008

Ed Jenkin has been named vice president, power delivery for Chugach Electric Association. He will oversee the engineering and operations functions associated with all distribution and transmission activities.

August 6, 2008

Chugach Electric Association has been certified as a Tree Line USA utility for the ninth year in a row.

July 31, 2008

At its July 30 board meeting, the Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors named Brad Evans as Chugach's chief executive officer. Evans was appointed to serve as interim CEO in December 2007.

June 24, 2008

Tyler Andrews started working at Chugach Electric Association in March as vice president, human resources. Lee Thibert was recently rehired at Chugach as the senior vice president of strategic planning & corporate affairs.

June 3, 2008

Chugach Electric Association members have new rates that went into effect June 1 which will lower bills for most retail customers. The new rates are the result of a recently settled rate case Chugach brought before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

May 30, 2008

If you were a customer of Chugach Electric Association in 1988, the utility may have a check for you.

May 13, 2008

Recounting the ballots cast in the recent Chugach Electric Association's director's election produced the same results - albeit with a few minor changes to individual totals.

April 25, 2008

Rebecca Logan, Janet Reiser and Elizabeth "Liz" Vazquez were elected to 3-year terms on the Chugach Electric Association board of directors.

April 22, 2008

Chugach Electric Association's annual membership meeting will be held the evening of April 24 at the Egan Civic & Convention Center

March 21, 2008

Six Chugach Electric Association members are running for three seats on the cooperative's board of directors in this spring's election. Each seat is for a 3-year term.

February 22, 2008

Anchorage Municipal Light & Power, Chugach Electric Association and Homer Electric
Association are interested in joining together to build a new power plant.

February 22, 2008

Chugach Electric Association, Golden Valley Electric Association and Homer Electric Association want to explore the costs and benefits of creating a unified power system, called a Unified Power Provider.

February 21, 2008

Several Railbelt electric utilities are working together to better serve customers.  A pair of efforts will be discussed by utility leaders at a press conference tomorrow.

January 18, 2008

Chugach Electric Association Director Uwe Kalenka recently earned certification in the Credentialed Cooperative Director Program.

January 9, 2008

Thousands of past and long-term Chugach Electric Association (Chugach) members are receiving a share of a nearly $5 million retail capital credits retirement. The Chugach board of directors approved the retirement at its December 19 meeting.