GVEA's SNAP Program: support alternative energy for Interior Alaska
Golden Valley Electric Association's SNAP (Sustainable Natural Alternative Power) program allows people with alternative energy power systems to sell electricity back to GVEA, for up to $1.50 per kilowatt hour, partially through an annual revenue-share program. GVEA members who subscribe to the SNAP program (by checking a box on their monthly electric bill, or filling out the online SNAP application) contribute $2 or more a month to support these providers. Once a year, these contributions are divided evenly among the registered producers, according to how much power they've provided.
SNAP is a great example of how electric utility companies can encourage natural energy production, by getting their members involved! Check out more information about SNAP.