More than 3,000 students from 128 sixth through eighth grade classrooms around the state participated in the 2018 Power Pledge Challenge, an initiative aimed at helping youth better understand energy use. This year’s campaign covered the largest geographic area of the initiative to date with students competing for regional and statewide prizes. A seventh grade science class from Hanshew Middle School in Anchorage is this year’s statewide winner.
Nearly six months after Anchorage voters approved the sale of the city-owned Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) to Chugach Electric Association, Inc., the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) today released the proposed term sheet related to the acquisition at a work session with the Anchorage Assembly. Today’s release is part of the previously agreed to timeline and process. The MOA also presented draft language for the Assembly ordinance authorizing the sale of substantially all of the assets of ML&P to Chugach.
Chugach Electric Association, Inc., is participating in National Drive Electric Week September 8-16, 2018. National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.
The Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors has appointed Harold Hollis to fill a vacancy on the board. A civil engineer and Alaska resident for more than 35 years, Hollis was sworn in at the board’s July 25 meeting. Hollis is replacing Sisi Cooper who resigned from the board last month.
Hollis is currently the Vice President, Construction & Engineering for NANA Development Corporation in Anchorage. He has also previously worked as Vice President for WHPacific, Inc., and as Senior Vice President at Coffman Engineers, Inc.
Chugach Electric Association’s Board of Directors has received the resignation of Director Sisi Cooper and is taking applications to fill the seat.
Cooper, whose resignation was received on June 20, is resigning from the board as she no longer satisfies the residency requirements contained in Chugach’s Bylaws. As a result, Chugach will have a vacancy on its seven-member board. Applications are being accepted until noon, July 10, 2018.
Cooper was first elected to the board in 2012 and re-elected in 2015. She most recently served as the treasurer.
Chugach Electric Association members re-elected Jim Henderson and elected Rachel Morse to the utility’s Board of Directors. Election results were announced Tuesday night at the electric cooperative’s annual meeting held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Jim Henderson, Rachel Morse, Harold Hollis, and Mitchell Roth ran for the two open seats. Directors Henderson and Morse will serve four-year terms.
The Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors approved a demand and energy rate increase to Chugach retail members through the Simplified Rate Filing (SRF) adjustment process.
The rate increase, based on the December 2017 test year, is primarily driven by lower electric sales. Chugach’s filing was approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) resulting in a retail demand and energy rate increase of 0.3 percent, effective May 1, 2018.