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Chugach Electric Association and Renewable Energy Alaska Project have announced the winners in the 2014 Power Pledge Challenge.  The challenge was a competition with the goal of helping students learn where their energy comes from, and how families can use energy wisely.

In all, 1,200 seventh-graders in four Anchorage middle schools participated as 46 teams in the two-week Power Pledge Challenge.  A classroom of students was considered a team for the contest. 

Chugach has planned an outage that is needed to complete a reliability improvement project that includes an additional distribution circuit to serve the Stuckagain Heights area.  The improved reliability means fewer customers would be affected during an outage.  Additionally, of those customers affected by an outage in the future, many will experience much shorter outage times.

The estimated 2-hour outage is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18 - beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Chugach Electric Association is donating more than 6,000 pounds of turkey to 14 different local charitable organizations.  In previous years, Chugach has made similar donations.

Chugach will deliver the 450 turkeys to local charities Dec. 10 and 11.

The donation helps fill a need in the community for turkeys for holiday meals and food baskets that will be distributed throughout the local area.  Chugach purchased the turkeys from Carrs/Safeway.                                                                                                       

One of the scams in use around the country – including in Alaska – is to call people up and threaten that their electric service will be disconnected immediately if a supposed past-due bill isn’t paid.  The goal of the scammers is to obtain credit card or other financial information.  Chugach Electric Association does not do business this way. 

Janet Reiser, Jim Henderson and Harry Crawford were elected to the Chugach Electric Association board of directors.  Election results were announced at the cooperative utility’s annual meeting Thursday evening, May 22. Jeff Landfield was also a candidate in the election.

In 2013 Chugach members approved a bylaw changing director terms from 3 years to 4 years, and providing a transition to those new terms. As the two candidates receiving the most votes in the 2014 election, Reiser and Henderson were elected to 4-year terms, while Crawford was elected to a 3-year term.

Nearly 13,000 Chugach Electric Association residential members will soon receive monthly emails containing personalized home energy reports to help them save on monthly electricity bills. The MyPower reports are a new, innovative energy-efficiency tool that provides members with essential information designed to help them take action in their homes.  The members who will receive the reports were randomly selected for the pilot from among a group of those with email addresses on file with Chugach.

Four Chugach Electric Association members are running for three seats on the cooperative’s board of directors in this spring’s election.

Watts Up or Down Energy Challenge participants save enough energy to power an Xbox for 20 years.

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