Call Before You Dig

Before you dig,


Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) is now a member of the Alaska 811 Digline!

  • In certain areas of GVEA’s system, underground electrical lines are used
  • Therefore, members working outside (installing fence posts or burying fuel tanks, for example) may be in for a serious shock
  • To avoid the risk of electrocution, plan out any excavation project before you begin working

The first step is to notify 811 Alaska Digline of the proposed excavation. You can do that one of 2 ways:


If you accidentally damage a primary buried electrical line, stop digging immediately and call GVEA to report the incident at (907) 452-1151 (option 1).

GVEA does not charge to process a locate request

GVEA only provides underground locate requests for primary power lines

GVEA does not locate underground secondary power lines; however, if requested, GVEA can provide a list of known contractors who perform secondary power line locates – Hiring an electrical contractor to do this would be the member’s responsibility.