Although there are a number of off-grid solar operations in the Girdwood area, Chris and Lynn Kent’s home is one of the first to connect into the Chugach Electric grid. Alaska Solar is doing the 6kw installation. Chris and Lynn are looking forward to watching their electric meter run backwards on sunny Girdwood days when excess power from the panels is flowing back into the grid. Not only are they saving money, they are dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of their home. Over the 30 year life of the panels, the system will eliminate about 200,000 pounds of CO2, equivalent to 16 years of emissions from the average gasoline car. Let the sun shine!
Online voting is open until June 15. Listen to Mitchell talk about why your vote matters. Looking for Chugach Electric election notification and voter ID code? Check the spam folder in your email or look for a letter in the mail. Voting information for the Chugach Electric Board of Directors election is available at the election website and on the Chugach Electric Annual Meeting website.
At the recent Chugach Electric Virtual Candidates Forum, candidates were asked to discuss a plan that has been proposed to achieve 100% renewable power not just for Chugach Electric, but the entire railbelt electric grid. Although the proposal has been presented to the Board of Directors of Chugach Electric, Golden Valley Electric, Matanuska Electric and Homer Electric, as well as the Alaska Energy Authority at Governor Dunleavy’s request, it became clear that none of the other candidates were aware of it. Continue reading
Thank you to The Alaska Center, AKPIRG, and everyone who attended the live Virtual Candidate Forum last night to hear from the candidates for the Chugach Board of Directors. If you missed us, it’s not too late! View the recording of the Virtual Candidate Forum here . The forum is 90 minutes long, during which we covered a wide range of issues facing Chugach Electric. If you want to know the difference between me and the other 3 candidates, watch the final question in the forum, which begins at 1:16:30 of the recording. Thank you for your interest in Chugach Electric and for voting in the election.
Online voting for the 2020 Election is now open! Chugach Electric members, by now you should have received your ballot by email. You can cast your ballot online using the direct link provided in the email or the VOTE button below. If you did not receive your email you can call (907) 646-7394 or 1-888-729-4679 for assistance.
Two Board seats are open due to the term limits of long-time Directors Susan Reeves and Harry Crawford. I am running to fill one of the seats and to represent your interests in the future of our electric cooperative. I’m proud to say that current Director Jim Henderson and retiring Director Harry Crawford have both endorsed my candidacy.
If elected, I will work to maintain reliable power, complete the ML&P merger and new member integration process and to lower rates and emissions through the development of renewable energy sources. It will be an honor to represent you and I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.