The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Electric cooperative held annual membership meetings for consumers

CVEA members win prizes and get the inside scoop on co-op operations


Copper Valley Electric Association (CVEA) said approximately 250 people signed in Thursday night to attend the cooperative's annual membership meeting in Valdez. The Glennallen meeting attracting over 300 members earlier in the week.

The cooperative supplies electricity to members in Valdez all the way through the Copper Basin.

CVEA officials gave members updates on the cooperative's power generation plants, including the new Allison Creek project, which came online last fall.

Updates were also provided on the cooperative's financial status and CEO John Duhamel gave members tips on conserving energy, among other topics.

photo courtesy Brandee Martel

CVEA employees demonstrated electrical safety to small fry last week with a kid-friendly display during the cooperative's annual membership meeting.

He also announced a tour program of CVEA power plants for members for cooperative members.

In Board of Director elections Mary Odden (Copper Basin) and Jeff Saxe (Valdez) were re-elected to three year terms.

CVEA says it gave away over 90 door prizes in each location, including a coveted drawing for one of the cooperatives Ford F350, described as a beater.

Nell Ulrich, of Glennallen, and Randy Holbrook, of Valdez each won the grand prize of a retired truck.

According to the CVEA press release following the two events, Amanda Friendshuh and Jonah Coats were both awarded a $2,000 educational scholarship, a coveted award open to graduating seniors in both districts.


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