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July 31, 2008 at 1:23am

Chugach Board names Brad Evans as CEO

At its July 30 board meeting, the Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors named Brad Evans as Chugach's chief executive officer. Evans was appointed to serve as interim CEO in December 2007.

"In December of 2007, Brad Evans accepted the job of interim CEO, hit the ground running and immediately began to make a positive impact," said Rebecca Logan, Chugach Electric board chair. "Brad's 23 years of utility experience include strategic and resource planning, interconnected utility operation, fuel negotiations, power plant operation and maintenance and utility process efficiency analysis. This experience has served Brad well as he has begun to lead Chugach in its efforts to build new generation, to consider consolidation of missions with ML&P and to begin identifying responsible, renewable energy projects for Chugach to become involved in." According to Logan, "Chugach employees, members and board members have overwhelmingly expressed their support of and respect for Brad. We are thrilled that he has accepted the CEO position and look forward to the success of Chugach under his leadership."

Evans was raised in Fairbanks and has lived in Anchorage for 15 years. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

In 2007, Chugach had power sales of 2.6 billion kilowatt-hours and $259 million in total revenues and non-operating margins. Chugach is the largest electric utility in Alaska, providing power for Alaskans throughout the Railbelt through retail, wholesale and economy energy sales.

For more information, contact Rebecca Logan, Chairman of the Board, 565-5600