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Vol. 15, No. 52 Week of December 26, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


The ins and out of adding new power

Strandberg explains the complexities of adding new hydropower to the Alaska Railbeltís stranded and fragile electricity grid

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

At first blush it might appear that connecting a new hydropower plant into the Alaska Railbelt electricity grid would just be a question of wiring up a transmission line or two from the plant to the nearest point on the grid infrastructure. Well, not quite. As the Alaska Energy Authority moves forwa....

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Three centers

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Base-load power

Varied sources needed


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