Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wind turbines arrive in Anchorage

Pieces of wind turbines arrive in la Puerta de Anchorage last weekend from Tianchang, China and are staged nearby until later in the year when they will be sent to nearby Fire Island for the new wind farm being constructed by the CIRI native corporation. Construction should begin this summer and be partly up and running by the end of the year. The wind farm will eventually be made up of 33 wind turbines and provide 144,000 megawatts of juice each  year (or 17,000 households). Since CIRI isn't in the business of public utility, Chugach Electric will buy the power from them in order to provide it to the mainland via under water transmission lines (at least that's how I understand it).

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