Copper Valley Electric Association provides central station electric service to over 3,800 business and residential consumers in the Copper River Basin and Valdez regions of Alaska.  CVEA is a stand-alone utility that covers an area 160 miles north to south and 100 miles east to west with over 500 miles of distribution & transmission line, 8 substations, and 4 generating facilities.  Our Vision is to reduce or eliminate our dependence on fossil fuel and stabilize the Cooperative’s cost of generation with regional, sustainable resources.  CVEA is pursuing efforts to redefine Alaska hydro projects as renewable energy to allow the projects to qualify for existing funding programs.  One opportunity to increase hydro power generation at CVEA is development of the Allison Creek Run of the River Project.  The FERC license application for Allison Creek will be filed in August 2011.