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Chugach Electric Historical Summary Chart PRO-CONSUMER vs IBEW UNION INFLUENCED BOARD MEMBERS & GENERAL MANAGERS



FIRE ISLAND WIND background information



CHUGACH ELECTRIC 
SALARY LIST (2010)

Provided by Chugach Electric under member information bylaw


5/5/11 - Conflict of Interest - Union Friendly Chugach Electric Candidates (Alex Gimarc) The IBEW wants favorable treatment when their contracts come up for renewal.
4/28/11 - The forces behind candidates matter
(Alex Gimarc)  About IBEW Union front group "Chugach Reliability"

ISSUES ON THE MOVE!
WATCH if concerned about your electric bill: 

12/19/07:  Unprecedented Blue Ribbon Panel of top executives tasked by reform board to investigate Chugach Electric problems

July 23, 2009 - Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's 2009 Transition Team Report [Utilities Section]
Candid treatment of ML&P and other Southern Railbelt electric utilities.  Not new generation but all parts of the customer value chain, especially distribution covered.  The poor economic value received by electric customers is specifically identified.


FIRE ISLAND WIND background information


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DIRECTOR VOTING SCORE  Who are the Consumer Champions and who are the Sellouts?

"By their votes you shall 
know them!"


Chugach members reject scare mongering
3/30/09 Uwe Kalenka OpEd
3/22/08 Alex Gimarc OpEd
4/2/07 Ray Kreig OpEd


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DON'T BE FOOLED!

Reiser, Robbins, Crawford, Henderson are the official IBEW Union Candidates!


FRONT GROUPS OF THE IBEW UNION:

* Chugach Reliability Group
   = IBEW Union
* Chugach Action Committee 
   = IBEW Union

* Chugach Customers
   = IBEW Union

Remember:
IBEW Union
= special
   interest, not your interest


UPCOMING LABOR NEGOTIATIONS for extensions to

2006 IBEW CONTRACT

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Chugach Consumers is sorry to announce:  New IBEW Union Contract, Wages up 16%, Benefits up 30%.  See salary list.


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IT'S NOT OVER:  WARNING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE ML&P - CHUGACH MERGER PROCESS AT THE RCA

 

2018 Chugach Electric Elections
Annual meeting and election May 22

 

Chugach Consumers 2017 recommendations:

"BULLET VOTE" ONLY  FOR Harold HOLLIS
Why: 

BOARD STATUS:  Out of seven seats, before this election, it had NO pro-consumer directors.  Chugach Consumers recommends maximizing your voting power.  Vote for only one director, Harold HOLLIS.

OK to Vote YES on the two bylaws changes
(Eligible Voters and Board Meeting Notices)

 

Our research on candidates:

 

Four candidates are running for two slots on the Board:

 

Jim Henderson, incumbent is teaming up with Mitchell Roth on a green power platform (see their Chugach Green Energy website).
Rachel Morse, incumbent has a Facebook page and is also heavy into the green energy sound bites.

Harold Hollis is the only candidate by petition (the other three went through the Nominating Committee).  Hollis has a Facebook page.  He has the best background for the job and is the only candidate that has indicated even a shred of common sense regarding renewable energy:

"Technology in renewable energy is growing by leaps and bounds and any utility that fails to embrace it will be left behind. That being said, as most renewables, including solar and wind generation, are not competitive with gas fired or hydro generation. Therefore, sound business decisions need to be made when it comes to adding renewables to the mix without unduly raising customer rates." [4/30/18 Facebook Post] 

Interestingly, he applied for the board vacancy left by Janet Reiser on the Chugach board but lost to Rachel Morse on a 6-1 vote with Board Chair Chastain voting no because she wanted Harold Hollis [12/26/17]. 

 

IBEW Union is so confident of its absolute control of Chugach Electric, it is not even bothering to make any endorsements in this election Meet Our Candidates!


Bettina Chastain is the Chugach Electric Board Chair 

4/23/18 – Alaska Politics and Elections - The Chugach Board Chair May Be Serving Illegally by Alex Gimarc, former Chugach Electric board secretary.


The results (YES 65.08% - No 34.92%) of the Prop 10 election vote below were completely predictable considering that 100.00% of all the flood of advertising by Chugach Electric was for a YES vote. However, the issues raised opponents to Prop 10 are still even more applicable than ever to how Chugach Electric 
should be guided by its board and state regulation.  
Read the report:

 

 

2018 APRIL MOA ELECTION
PROP 10

Authorize sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric in $1 billion deal

 

Mayor Berkowitz and Chugach Electric keep MOA voters and Chugach members in the DARK.  Appallingly little information available for this enormous deal.

 

So, Ray Kreig did a report with the Alaska Policy Forum and he personally now recommends:

 

VOTE NO ON PROP 10

 

RESOURCES & INFO HERE

 


Snow River Hydro
Missed opportunity for clean, low cost power?

4/22/17 - Alaska Politics & Elections - The Snow River Dam - Alex Gimarc - This was a missed opportunity to diversify our energy generation, move a bit closer to meeting the state’s goal of 50% renewable energy by 2025. That need will instead be met with natural gas or coal. It will not be met by moonbeans or unicorn flatulence (wind, solar or tidal) or wishful thinking...

 

Chugach Electric Association (Chugach or CEA) early March proposed a 75 MW electric generation dam across the Snow River some 15 miles north of Seward. Reaction by the local NIMBYs, BANANAs and all the usual suspects in the anti-development crowd was immediate, negative, and deafening. It took a mere seven weeks for Chugach to kill the project to the cheers of all the Usual Suspects egged on by Alice Rogoff’s fish wrapper.  Alice helped kill the project by pandering to the “any development will kill all the fish” crowd

 

...this entire event is a failure of leadership, not from the CEA staff, but by the Chugach Electric Board of Directors. The IBEW [Union] exclusively populated the Board with their candidates since 2011. They all think alike. They all are fully compliant. And every single one of them hung the Chugach staff out to dry.  

 

4/21/17 - Craig Medred - The NIMBY state - Before scientists in Alaska ever got a chance to study what might have been the strangest of all hydroelectric projects – one that could benefit salmon – it died in the face of public outrage.  Only weeks passed between the time the Chugach Electric Association first announced it was looking into the idea of a dam on the Kenai Peninsula’s Snow River, and the cooperative’s announcement it was abandoning that idea.


2017 Chugach Electric Elections
Annual meeting and election May 18

Chugach Consumers 2017 recommendations are the same as last year!

"BULLET VOTE" ONLY  FOR Ron STAFFORD
Why: 

BOARD STATUS:  Out of seven seats, before this election, it had NO pro-consumer directors.  Three candidates are running for two seats. Chugach Consumers recommends maximizing your voting power. Protest vote for only one director, Ron STAFFORD, the only candidate not endorsed by the IBEW-Union front group.


2016 Chugach Electric Elections
Annual meeting and election May 19

Chugach Consumers 2016 recommendations are the same as last year!

 

2015 Chugach Electric Elections
Annual meeting and election May 14

Chugach Consumers recommendations:

"BULLET VOTE" ONLY FOR Ron STAFFORD
Learn why: 

BOARD STATUS:  Out of seven seats, before this election, it had NO pro-consumer directors.  Four candidates are running for three seats. Chugach Consumers recommends maximizing your voting power. Protest vote for only one director, Ron STAFFORD, the only candidate not endorsed by the IBEW-Union front group.

Please VOTE ONLY for
Ron STAFFORD

 

Voting for one candidate only gives your vote extra weight by denying the other two votes to the IBEW Union. 

 

BYLAWS RECOMMENDATIONS:   YES 
(It is just editing to conform to the recently provided for electronic voting such as substituting "election materials" for previous "voter pamphlet" etc.)

 

Irrespective of the results of this or near term future elections, the IBEW Union will continue to have absolute control of the Chugach Electric board.

 

FOUR candidates are running for THREE seats on the board. 

Electronic voting here


Legislative roundtable looks at options for reducing Railbelt power costs - Sean Doogan | Alaska Dispatch News - September 6, 2014 - Two lawmakers think the transco/ISO idea might not go far enough. Reps. Charisse Millett and Craig Johnson, both Anchorage Republicans, have another option: combine all Railbelt utilities into one company.


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