River current to drive electric current in Eagle

Eagle is getting Alaska’s first in river turbine generator. The Denali Commission recently granted the Yukon River community’s electric provider $1.6 million for the pilot project. The plan is to swap the community’s current dependency on diesel generation for hydro power. Bob Grim with Alaska Power and Telephone, says the funding will realize more than a decade of efforts at Eagle to find a way to tap the current of the Yukon.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks