Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
A Fairbanks contractor and entrepreneur plan to put up a large wind farm outside Delta Junction. Mike Craft, managing partner of Alaska Environmental Power, says the company is permitted to install 16 turbines. Craft says the 200 foot tall turbines will be shipped north this winter.
Craft’s company already has turbines at Delta and on another site in Healy. Both supply power to the Golden Valley Electric grid. Craft says the 320 acre Delta site, which currently puts out one megawatt, will be upped to 25 megawatts with the expansion. Craft says the idea is to displace diesel fuel currently used to power GVEA generators.
Craft says the wind power is projected to displace about 8 million gallons of diesel annually.
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