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Chugach Members Gather for Annual Meeting

An estimated 400 members of Chugach Electric gathered at the Dena'ina Center Thursday night, May 19, for the utility's annual meeting. In addition to board elections and an update on the cooperative's business, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz spoke about the opportunities for Chugach and the city-owned Municipal Light & Power to work together on behalf of Anchorage ratepayers.


Members re-elected Bruce Dougherty and Susan Reeves to the utility's Board of Directors. Election results were announced at the meeting. Dougherty, Reeves, and Ron Stafford ran for the two board seats to be filled for this year's election. Dougherty and Reeves will serve four-year terms.


Reeves is an attorney, and Dougherty is a retired health program manager for the State of Alaska. Just over 9 percent of Chugach's 68,937 members voted in the election. Of the votes cast, roughly 58 percent were by mail and 41 percent were cast electronically via the internet or telephone.


In other voting, Chugach members approved two bylaw amendments. One clarified the duration of the term for a director appointed to fill a board vacancy, and the other clarified a provision of Chugach's health insurance to comply with federal law. Of the roughly 400 people in attendance, 187 members registered. 


Following the meeting, the board met to elect officers to serve for the next year. All officers were re-elected as follows: Janet Reiser, board chair; Susan Reeves, vice-chair; Sisi Cooper, treasurer; and Bruce Dougherty, secretary.

Chugach Summer Projects

Work continues on the Hane Substation, under construction on the Anchorage Hillside at the intersection of Hane Street and O’Malley Road. Hane is Chugach’s newest distribution substation. The facility is being built to serve the growing demand for electricity in the area and to improve reliability. Construction of the $10.9 million project began in the summer of 2015. The Hane Substation is expected to be in service later this summer.   


City-Wide Cleanup

Chugach's Power Pick Up Crew took to the streets and area surrounding our headquarters on Electron Drive and picked up over 3-tons of trash. Thank you for making our little piece of Anchorage a cleaner place to be.