GVEA gets rejection notice by Regulatory Commission of Alaska

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Golden Valley Electric Association has been issued a rejection notice by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

It regards a tariff with Delta Wind Farms that did not comply with state regulations and requirements for a utility company to interconnect with an independent power producer.

A lawsuit filed by Delta Wind Farms, involving both Golden Valley and the RCA, claimed that GVEA had filed an illegal tariff with the independent wind producer.

The RCA outlined specific portions of the tariff as insufficient, while other portions of the filing were incomplete – including missing data to support their tariff proposal.

The RCA maintained that GVEA had imposed impartial rules and regulations in the previous tariff with Delta Wind Farms.

GVEA has been instructed to file a new tariff that will not impose any rule, regulation, term, or condition that would not be used with another power producer.

Golden Valley was also reprimanded for delaying the filing process on multiple occasions.

The electric company has until May 12th to produce a new tariff with Delta Wind Farms.