Chugach Electric Association

Filed: 12 Aug 20, 1:24pm



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 12, 2020 (August 7, 2020)


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5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, AK


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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (907) 563-7494

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Section 1 – Registrant’s Business and Operations

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On August 7, 2020, Chugach Electric Association, Inc. (“Chugach”), and Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (“MEA”), entered into an Amended and Restated Operations Agreement for Power Pooling and Joint Dispatch (“Amended Pooling Agreement”).

As a condition of approval for the acquisition of Municipality of Anchorage d/b/a Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (“ML&P”), the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (“RCA”) included in its May 28, 2020 order a requirement that Chugach and MEA execute and file a tight power pool agreement 45 days in advance of close of the acquisition. In addition to this requirement, the RCA order required certain conditions be included in the agreement. On July 15, 2020, Chugach filed the original power pool agreement with the RCA. In an order issued on July 31, 2020, the RCA indicated that the agreement did not facially meet the requirements contained in the acquisition order.

Chugach and MEA updated the agreement and Chugach filed the Amended Pooling Agreement with the RCA on August 7, 2020. The Amended Power Pool Agreement removes certain termination provisions prior to the expiration of the 20-year term, contains clarifying language on the creation of a single load balancing area within the first year of tight pool operation, recognizes the RCA’s ability to establish just and reasonable rates or rate mechanisms, and contains clarifying language regarding the commitment to begin tight power pool operation within six months of acquisition close.

The original agreement was filed with the SEC as an exhibit to its Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 15, 2020, and is superseded and replaced with the Amended Pooling Agreement accompanying this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.




Date: August 12, 2020






/s/ Lee D. Thibert



Lee D. Thibert



Chief Executive Officer