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Rowdy crowd takes on high energy costs in Fairbanks

...that their concerns had come across "loud and clear.""You want lower electric rates," he said.GVEA President Brian Newton used a prop to illustrate the main source of the high rates. A red 55-gallon barrel was rolled next to him, used...
Draft plan suggests merging utilities

...electricity prices. "You could achieve a little more (savings) by consolidating, but only a little bit more," said Brian Newton, chief executive at Golden Valley. "Getting there is going to be very painful." Black & Veatch said if a consolidated...
Plans for Healy coal plant to be resubmitted

...Given the tougher emissions standards for coal plants today, a review could doom the restart project. GVEA President Brian Newton has acknowledged that upgrades to the combustion unit won't leave it burning at present-day emission standards for...
Palin submits utilities plan

...remains mixed. Chugach Electric spokesman Phil Steyer said his cooperative supports the concept and the bill itself. Brian Newton, head of Golden Valley Electric Association, told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that he was disappointed that the...
Solar water heating in place at Denali Education Center

...because it demonstrates that not only are we an electric company, we are also an energy company," GVEA President Brian Newton said. "We do care how much people consume. It's not just about selling electricity. It's about using it wisely...
Anti-coal groups target Healy plant's debt

...proposed amendment to the electric association's bylaws that would remove its $460 million debt limit. GVEA president Brian Newton says the project's funding is a secure investment. He says opponents make a good argument, but they don't have...
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Fairbanks utility needs credit for coal plant

...experimental coal power unit has been in a decade-long hibernation following technical problems. Utility president Brian Newton acknowledged Wednesday that upgrades to the combustion unit, built with federal and state subsidies and shuttered shortly...
Co-op, state advance deal on coal-fired power plant

...January that halted litigation scheduled for trial June 1. The deal signed Friday is an asset sale agreement. GVEA CEO Brian Newton compared the process of stepped agreements to buying a house, a deal brokered in stages. The agreement detailed the...
Alaska considers utility corporation in Railbelt

...Chugach Electric Association, the City of Seward and Matanuska Electric Association. Golden Valley cooperative President Brian Newton said the utilities are far from agreeing on a structure after months of talks. "We haven't quite figured out what...


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