As you have probably heard, there has been impetus from the state towards trucking natural gas to Fairbanks. A board has been composed, and other energy entities are making plans to work with the new resource. The local utility, Golden Valley Electric is working with it’s newly varied production resources to fit gas into its electricity production mix. Listening to a spokesperson for the Co-op yesterday, they are contemplating their grid capacity with the Eva Creek wind farm, the Healy clean coal plant and their oil fired units. With always having to flex with peak loads from different communities (as well as overall seasonal load changes) GVEA’s role was discussed in the context of how a new staging plant for natural gas will fit in!

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