Alaska Electric Cooperative Investing in Wind Energy Projects
Dec. 13, 2017
The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports that Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, which operates small utilities in 56 rural villages in the state, is building wind generation and linking projects to boilers and hot water loops to use surplus wind power for space heating. The cooperative has 11 wind projects, operating 34 turbines, that serve 15 villages and is investing in more wind capacity. The Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy supports energy research in Alaska Native Villages.