Nushagak Cooperative

KDLG/Tyler Thompson

The co-op's microwave project is complete, and it is now testing data capacity and moving members to the new packages. 

Amanda Luiten

On the show this week, we go to a meeting BBAHC held on healthcare in the area. We talk through Nushagak Cooperative's price hike. And we hear from a few young athletes who competed in the Junior Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage

KDLG/Isabelle Ross

The price hike will cover an increase in power consumption and costs, due to the Cooperative’s power plant upgrade in 2018.

 

Alison Eskelin

Nushagak Cooperative's contentious hydroelectric project could lower high energy costs and tap into clean, renewable energy. But it would be built next to one of the region’s main salmon rivers in the nation’s largest state park. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Helicopters flying over Dillingham have residents wondering what all the noise is about. 

Tyler Thompson

Nushagak Cooperative is setting a one month window for cable and internet upgrades from July to August. Construction will happen in four parts with expected outages. 

Courtesy of Bob Himschoot

House Bill 99, introduced to the House last month, would make a small change to the Wood-Tikchik State Park management plan. That change could have significant consequences for energy production in Bristol Bay.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

A hike in some residential electricity bills for January was not due to a rate raise or a billing error. Instead, it was because the co-op underestimated December's electricity usage; the additional costs were added to January's bills. And it all started with a glitch in the co-op's automatic meter read system. 

Favors new Nushagak Cooperative CEO

Oct 22, 2015
Courtesy Nancy Favors

The Nushagak Electric and Telephone Cooperative has a new CEO.

Customers of the Nushagak Cooperative in the Dillingham area will soon see some significant increases in what they pay for electricity, cable and internet. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The local electric cooperative for the Dillingham area is seeking public comments on a proposed rate increase that is scheduled to take effect in mid-June. A number of factors have come together to negatively impact the financial position of the Nushagak Cooperative. Those factors include a downturn in sales due to the unseasonable warm winter and the short seafood processing season that the region experienced last year.

Nushagak Cooperative

For many years the staff and Board of Directors for the Nushagak Cooperative have been trying to identify renewable energy projects that could be developed in the Dillingham area. So far those efforts have not resulted in a suitable project being found. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The Nushagak Cooperative is working with Vitus Marine to help facilitate the company entering the local fuel distribution market in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

This winter has been unseasonably warm in the Bristol Bay region despite the cold snap that hit the region earlier this month. The unseasonably warm winter has resulted in lower heating costs for most residents and businesses. However, the warm winter is concerning to officials with the local electricity provider for the Dillingham area.

The local electric cooperative that serves the Dillingham area is giving up on a long-anticipated project to develop a couple of hydroelectric projects within the largest state park in the Nation. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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