GVEA reports Healy wind farm success

GVEA reports Healy wind farm success
April 7, 2013 Micheal Ives

windfarmFAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Officials for the power cooperative serving customers outside Fairbanks say the company’s wind farm is showing promise.

Golden Valley Electric Association officials tell the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  the Eva Creek Wind Power project likely will save rate payers about $4 million this year.

The $93 million, 25-megawatt turbine farm is near Healy.

The turbines’ first quarter of operations, which ended March 31, offset the burning of 1.3 million gallons of diesel fuel.

The cooperative says that’s an oversimplification because the wind power also offsets other sources of power.

But spokeswoman Cassandra Cerny says the project is allowing GVEA to cuts its most expensive fuel source significantly.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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