Chugach Electric Association, Inc., is moving forward on a community solar program that will allow members to voluntarily subscribe and receive solar energy from the project. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) approved the utility’s request for an initial three-year pilot period. Read here.
Chugach Electric pursues community solar program: Regulators give the green light for project to move forward
Chugach leads the way in the energy transition
The electric utility industry is going through a major transformation in Alaska and around the world. Chugach is a leader in keeping up with those changes as we continue to evaluate new ways to generate electricity. This video looks at Chugach’s short-term plans and long-term vision as technological advances, particularly in energy storage, may be realized. As you will see, there are many options for moving forward during this historic energy transition.
Public meetings: Eklutna Hydroelectric Project
The public meetings include the following dates and locations:
The owners of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project (Chugach, Matanuska Electric Association, the Municipality of Anchorage) are holding a series of public meetings in January to present the proposed Draft Fish and Wildlife Program for the hydro project under the 1991 Agreement. Each public meeting will begin with a brief presentation about the Draft Fish and Wildlife Program, and a technical team will be available to answer questions about studies, engineering designs, projected costs, and impacts. The public will be able to submit comments at the meetings.
When the project was purchased from the federal government in the 1990s, an agreement was signed with the new project owners requiring a program to mitigate, protect and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by the project. After years of studies and analysis, the draft program has been developed and is now seeking public input. Mitigation options to the project will impact many different areas including electric rates, fisheries, renewable energy resources, municipal water supplies, and other public uses. To review the draft Fish and Wildlife Program, please click here. Public Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than $3 million in capital credits returned to Chugach members
Spreading some holiday cheer, Chugach Electric Association, Inc., (Chugach) is sending capital credits to thousands of past and long-term members as part of a more than $3 million retail capital credit retirement. The Chugach Board of Directors approved the retirement at its Oct. 25, 2023, board meeting. Read here.