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The Growth of Hydropower in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Universities, National labs, and companies from across the country have been working together to research ways to make renewable energy the best option for communities. Cordova - a town of just over 2-thousand, is only accessible by plane or boat- and can get caught without electricity in bad storms....

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2017 CEO Report

Dear Owners of Cordova Electric Cooperative: It has been another year of strong financial and operational performance for your Cooperative.  Kilowatt hour sales rebounded from last year’s drop with a 12.5% increase over last year. Once again we were able to operate the Cooperative without increasing rates or borrowing money. Our...

Tesla at Cordova Center New Lower Lot EV Charging Station

Two Electric Cars, Four Chargers and Big Plans

In a city where gas costs $3.89, this co-op sees EVs as a way to grow revenue and save members money. By his count, there are all of two electric cars in Cordova, Alaska, but Clay Koplin expects that number to grow. In fact, as CEO of the local co-op, he’s...

Tesla at Cordova Center New Lower Lot EV Charging Station

Off-road Alaska town offers free electric-car charging

A seaside town cut off from Alaska's road system seems an unlikely incubator for electric vehicles in the frigid north. But Cordova, home to at least one electric car and 45 miles of road from end to end, recently installed two charging stations, enough to power four cars simultaneously. Anyone in the world can...

Cordova Alaska Christmas

2017 Christmas Decorations Contest Winners

Animation Brad & Jessica Sjostedt Decorated Theme Bill & Ann Howard Best Display Marty & Mona Bossie Decorated Windows - Lighted Windows Butch & Rabbi Reyes Best Lights—Commercial Seaman’s Hardware Most Lights—Residential Rebecca Ridao/Wendell Dadula Best Christmas Tree Dick & Sue Shellhorn Decorated Mobile Home Robert Quemado Color Variation Roy & Dede Srb CEC Chairman’s Award Jerry & Vicki Blackler Best in Show - Main Street Light Wells Fargo Bank Honorable Mention’s Paul...

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Free EV Charging Stations Come to Cordova

The City of Cordova and Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) stepped closer to becoming a more renewable, self-sustaining community by installing 4 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the city center on December 21st. The lower price of locally produced electricity supports Cordova’s economic self-sufficiency; the strategic goal of the City...

Radiance Project Cordova

RADIANCE Project

The objective of this project is to enhance the resilience methods for distribution grids under harsh weather, cyber-threats, and dynamic grid conditions using multiple networked microgrids, energy storage, and early-stage grid technologies.  Planned Outcome: Using zonal approaches in multiple loosely and tightly networked microgrids will increase the resilience and resources on...

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DOE GMLC Convening in Cordova

Leading experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) met last week with various national laboratories and statewide associations at the Cordova Center in Cordova, Alaska to strategize the implementation of an innovative three-year microgrid modernization effort set to begin in Cordova in 2018 entitled “RADIANCE”. ...

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Senate committee hears testimony on microgrid technology

Testimony at a U.S. Senate field hearing on energy held in Cordova on June 10 had one clear message: to be successful in renewable energy innovation, collaboration and sharing of information between all stakeholders is a must....