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March/April 2017 Power Lines Issue

Power Lines March/April 2017 2017 Annual Meeting and Election, Clearing Projects, Budget Billing, Rates in Review and Second Quarter Rate Decrease

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MATANUSKA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION’S 2017 ELECTION DETAILS AVAILABLE

Palmer, AK: Matanuska Electric Association announces the Board of Director candidates and Bylaw Change recommendations featured in 2017’s election. This year’s election features candidates to fill one seat each from the Eagle River (Eagle River, Birchwood, Chugiak, Peters Creek and Eklutna) and Matanuska (Palmer, Butte, Sutton, Chickaloon and Glacier View) districts along with two proposed […]

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MEA ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER RATE DECREASE

March 31, 2017 Effective April 3, 2017, the overall monthly bill for the average MEA member (using approximately 680 kWh of electricity) will decrease approximately 5.5%, from $143.59 to $135.69 per month, subject to RCA approval. The decrease is the result of regular quarterly rate adjustments to both base rates and the Cost of Power […]

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MEA ANNOUNCES SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY CONTEST FOR FOURTH GRADERS

February 16, 2017 Matanuska Electric Association is highlighting their focus on member safety through a new 2017 Spotlight on Safety Contest for area youth. Contest Details: Open to all fourth graders in the MEA service area (Eagle River to Trapper Creek and across to Glacierview). Students are invited to submit original content with an electrical […]

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January/February 2017 Issue

Power Lines January/February 2017 Rates in Review, Annual Meeting and Election, Paperless Billing Options, Spotlight on Safety Contest

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UTILITIES SIGN POWER POOLING AGREEMENT

January 30, 2017 Three of Alaska’s Railbelt electric utilities have signed an agreement to collectively utilize their generation and transmission assets to benefit tens of thousands of customers. The Power Pooling and Joint Dispatch Agreement, signed by Chugach Electric Association (Chugach), Municipal Light & Power (ML&P), the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) and Matanuska Electric Association […]

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Holiday 2016 Issue

Power Lines Holiday Issue Vintage Edition: Energy Education, Call for Board Candidates, Committee Members Needed

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September/October 2016 Issue

Power Lines September/October 2016 Issue Vintage Edition: 2016 Outages At A Glance, Member Relations, Great Land Recipes, Fourth Quarter Rates

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MEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVE FOURTH QUARTER 2016 RATE ADJUSTMENT

August 12, 2016 Palmer, AK: The Matanuska Electric Association Board of Directors voted on August 8, 2016 to authorize an increase of 2.03 percent in base rates, effective the fourth quarter of 2016.  This is 13 percent lower than originally budgeted for the fourth quarter. The average MEA member uses just under 700 kilowatt-hours of electricity […]

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MEA WARNS MEMBERS OF CONTINUED PHONE SCAMS

July 13, 2016 Palmer, AK: Members and businesses in the Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) service area continue to report fraudulent phone calls from individuals claiming to represent MEA. Impersonators demand immediate payment to avoid disconnection of power. The scammers threaten a MEA technician is on the way to disconnect power, sometimes indicating the member has […]