Press Releases

2017

April 21, 2017

Chugach Electric Association has canceled its effort exploring the possibility of a hydroelectric project along the Snow River on the Kenai Peninsula. After a series of meetings with government and non-government agencies, and two public meetings this week, the electric cooperative announced today the Board of Directors accepted a staff recommendation to stop all work on the potential project.

March 9, 2017

Sustainability to formally guide cooperative decisions

In an effort to emphasize sustainability in the operations of the member-owned cooperative, Chugach Electric Association's Board of Directors has formally adopted sustainability, also known as the Trip Bottom Line (TBL), as a business management philosophy. TBL is a method of evaluating a business's performance using economic, social, and environmental measures.

February 6, 2017

Engineer Stuart Parks to fill vacancy

Long-time Anchorage resident and electrical engineer Stuart Parks has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors. The Chugach board appointed Parks to the seat at its January 26 meeting. Parks is replacing Bruce Dougherty who left in December 2016.

Parks has worked for NANA WorleyParsons, LLC for the past 12 years and is currently the Vice President, Director of Market and Program Manager.

February 6, 2017

Section between Anchorage/Kenai to get upgrade

Work is underway on a four-mile section of transmission line linking Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Chugach Electric Association is rebuilding the 115-kilovolt transmission line that was constructed in 1962, and is nearing the end of its useful life. Originally designed to carry power from the Cooper Lake Hydro Electric Project to Anchorage, today the line carries power produced at the Cooper Lake, Bradley Lake and Nikiski power plants.

January 30, 2017

Collaboration to save millions for Railbelt customers

Three of Alaska’s Railbelt electric utilities have signed an agreement to collectively utilize their generation and transmission assets to benefit tens of thousands of customers. The Power Pooling and Joint Dispatch Agreement, signed by Chugach Electric Association (Chugach), Municipal Light & Power (ML&P), the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) and Matanuska Electric Association (MEA), was filed with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) today.