Nuvista Hires Project Administrator
PHOTO: Calista Corp.
Nuvista Developing Energy Plan for the YK Region
(Anchorage, Alaska) – Patty Murphy has been selected as Nuvista Light And Electric Cooperative’s project administrator. Murphy is responsible for managing Nuvista’s many energy projects and activities for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region. She will report to Executive Director Elaine Brown.
Murphy, a Calista Shareholder originally from Kasigluk, previously worked for the Coastal Villages Region Fund and for the State of Alaska in various departments. One major project Murphy will manage is the CARE Plan. The Calista/Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Energy Plan aims to improve the energy economics within the YK region by providing recommendations for activities and projects that will lead to reducing the long-term cost of power, heating and transportation and improving energy system reliability.
“Murphy has the weight of electrical independence for the Calista/YK region on her shoulders,” said Nuvista Executive Director Elaine “Chicky” Brown. “We are excited to have her on our team and know that the intensive state and federal processes for energy projects are safe in Murphy’s hands.”
A non-profit corporation, Nuvista is a cooperative membership comprised of eight organizations. The member organizations are Calista Corporation, the Association of Village Council Presidents, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, AVCP Housing Authority, Middle Kuskokwim Electric Company, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Lower Yukon and Chaninik Wind Group.
The second largest of the original 13 Alaska Native corporations, Calista Corporation was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and represents over 12,000 Shareholders. The Calista region encompasses over 6.5 million acres and includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Since 1994, Calista has provided more than $2.6 million in scholarships and since 2008 more than $12.7 million in dividends and distributions to its Shareholders and Descendants.