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Vol. 15, No. 26 Week of June 27, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Wind power comes into its own in Alaska

Kodiak Pillar Mountain project adds wind to hydro; contractor STG says foundation work costly part of remote wind projects

Kristen Nelson

Petroleum News

Alaska had hundreds of small wind turbines in the 1980s because of the oil crisis and federal incentives for renewable energy, but “the technology was relatively immature and was not adapted to Alaska’s extreme climatic and geographic conditions.” As a result, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Pr....

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Wind plus hydro

Terror Lake storage

Focus on foundations

Costs variable


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