Bettina Chastain, P.E.

Executive Engineering Consultant

  • Service area: Girdwood
  • Member for: 22 years
  • Occupation: Executive/Engineering Consultant
  • Employer: Self-employed
  • Education: B.S Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Nominated by: Nominating Committee
  • Incumbent: No
  • Declarations: None

Candidate Statement

Thank you for the opportunity to run for the Chugach board of directors. As a business owner and an engineer, I understand the importance of reliable, low-cost energy. If elected, I am committed to working to ensure that Chugach operates efficiently to provide safe, reliable, and affordable power to its customers long into the future. One of the most important opportunities to consider in achieving this goal is regional unification of the Railbelt transmission system.

I have the experience and knowledge to provide a practical approach to addressing the complexities of integrating renew- able and carbon-based generation into the electrical grid. As a board member, I will bring my technical and management areas of expertise:

  • Project engineering and management

  • Facilities design and operations

  • External commuinication and stakeholder management

I look forward to adding my voice and experience on this board to tackle issues that are important to our members and to the entire Railbelt.

I would appreciate your vote and look forward to serving you as a Chugach board director.