Welcome to Cordova Electric Cooperative
Cordova Electric Cooperative is the sole provider of electricity to the coastal community of Cordova, Alaska. Cordova is flanked on three sides by the breathtakingly beautiful backdrops of the Chugach and Wrangell-Saint Elias Mountain Ranges to the north, the Prince William Sound to the west, and the Copper River Delta to the east. To the south lies the Gulf of Alaska, the source of high quality, fresh Alaskan Seafood, the cornerstone of Cordova’s Economy.
Cordova Electric produces 60% of Cordova’s electricity from the Power Creek Hydroelectric Project, a Green-E certified, low impact, run-of-the-river hydroelectric project. Completion of the Humpback Creek Hydroelectric Project in spring of 2011 will convert another 20% of our diesel generation to low impact, run-of-the-river hydroelectric power generation. This will take Cordova Electric to 80% renewable energy production to meet our community’s needs.
Energy efficiency and conservation projects have further reduced Cordova’s use of costly diesel fuel and the associated environmental impacts. These projects include member education, distribution and recycling of Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, purchase and distribution of energy saving devices, community wide conversion to LED street lighting, purchase of wind anemometers to evaluate wind resources, and internal energy conservation measures.
Current and future projects include evaluation of energy storage options, evaluation of electric vehicles, maximizing the production and efficiency of our hydroelectric plants, and striving to reduce our use of diesel to elimination.
As a member-owned cooperative, our objective is to deliver affordable, environmentally responsible energy to our members in a safe and reliable manner.
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