I am committed to bringing stable leadership and sustainability to our members. My mission is to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy while representing the members and their interests. I am passionate about diversifying our energy sources without impacting members’ rates. I am committed to practical solutions that will lead to a reliable and affordable future. My years of experience in the energy sector equip us with the skills needed to make the best decisions for the members of Chugach Electric Association.
Bettina Chastain, P.E.
Current Chugach Board Member
Engineer, Executive, Business Owner
Thank you for your votes and re-electing to be on the board of directors. It has been a privilege to represent you, our member-owners, in this important role over the last 8 years. The Board is making critical decisions for CEA that shape the future of our community and our state.
During my tenure, and as your Board Chair, I have worked hard to provide strong and stable leadership through recent times of challenge and change.
The Chugach Electric Board has set strategic objectives and has accomplished many goals that will move the organization into a sustainable future. If re-elected, I will continue the work on the following key initiatives, while striving to maintain reliable service and rate stability/affordability for all members:
• Achieving full integration and continued cost savings from the ML&P acquisition through actions that have realized over $50 million in cumulative savings to date, out of $300 million over 40 years promised.
• Diversifying our generation portfolio through increased clean energy/renewable sources, where economic, to reach the Board’s carbon reduction goal of 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.
• Developing long-term gas supply solutions to reduce our dependence on Cook Inlet gas while providing energy security and protection of the cooperative’s existing investments and assets.
I'm excited to continue to serve you and I truly appreciate your votes and support!
"During my tenure, and as your Board Chair, I have worked hard to provide strong and stable leadership through recent times of challenge and change."