Wind power in Alaska

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A small wind turbine in Primrose, Alaska

Wind power in Alaska has the potential to provide all of the electricity used in the U.S. state of Alaska. From its installation in July 2009 though October 2012, the Pillar Mountain Wind 4.5 MW wind farm has saved the use of almost 3,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel in Kodiak, Alaska.[1]

Potential[edit]

Alaska wind resources

In early 2010, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory released the first comprehensive update of wind energy potential by state since 1993, showing that Alaska has the potential to install 494,700 MW of wind power, capable of generating 1,620,000 million kWh/year.[2] Alaska used 6,291 million kWh in 2011.[3]

Projects[edit]

  • Eva Creek Wind Project
  • Fire Island Wind Project[4]
  • Pillar Mountain Wind Project


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