Fire Island power

There was all kinds of large activity around Ship Creek last night. It came by ship, train and truck. It was the large turbine towers and blades for the Fire Island Wind LLC, Alaska's first commercial-scale wind power generation project on nearby Fire Island.

CIRI, it's subsidery Fire Island Wind LLC has a power purchase agreement with Chugach Electric Association. (Funny, in the background of the above photo is an old Chugach power plant that was closed years ago).

The first power generated is scheduled for Spetember 2012. 11 of these massive turbines will help produce up to 17.6MW of power.

They'll provide power for 6,000 Alaska homes a year.

This is quite the project that's been a long time coming.
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OOPPS! These are the turbines for the Eva Creek project. Dave has a red face. :)

Check out the Fairbanks Daily News Miner article at