Golden Valley Electric Association officials have changed their mind about the Healy Clean Coal Plant. In a letter to members, the utility says it wants to buy the long-idled state-owned facility. Golden Valley had a contract with the Alaska Industrial and Export Authority or AIDA to do so back in 2000, but backed out when the plant failed a performance evaluation. Utility spokeswoman Corrine Bradish says the high cost of oil is making the Clean Coal plant look better now. She says it’s all about the economics.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks