Tags

,

There have been two editorial pieces in the Fairbanks Daily News from the owner of a wind farm in Delta Junction responding to the current lead at GVEA. Both pieces underscore the efforts to put large amounts of wind power onto the GVEA grid at a competitive price, as well as supplemental oil fired generation that would be needed to compensate for the variable amounts of electricity the wind turbines would put onto the overall grid. There is disagreement as to the cost burden for the supplemental generator located at North Pole and who should cover it- the (wind) energy producer, or the utility. There are bound to be more public discussions as the case is on the way to be reviewed by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Time will tell….

Advertisements