Wind Energy Plants in Alaska & Hawaii
Eva Creek
Location: AK
Operator: Golden Valley Electric Association
Configuration: 12 X 2.05-MW MM92 wind turbines
Operation: 2012
WTG supplier: REPower Systems
EPC: Michels Wind Power, Brice Inc, PDC Engineers, Golder Assoc, Stantec Engineering
Quick facts: These are CVC machines modified for cold-weater operations.Hub height is 80m, 92.5m rotor diameter. The site is in Ferry adjacent to Alaska Intertie. The WTGs were ordered Oct 2011 and civil construction began in Aug 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Golden Valley Electric Association
Posted 30 Sep 2012

Gambell
Location: AK
Operator: Alaska Village Electric Coop
Configuration: 3 X 100-kW 100A wind turbines
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Northern Power
Quick facts: This project was a JV of Alaska Energy Authority and Alaska Village Electric Coop. It cost $3.7mn. and went online in the summer of 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Energy Authority
Posted 20 Feb 2013

Kaheawa
Location: HI
Operator: Kaheawa Wind Power LLC
Configuration: 50 X 1.5-MW
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
Quick facts: This was the largest wind plant in Hawaii at completion and is owned and operated by a joint venture of UPC Wind Partners and Makani Nui Associates. The site is at 1,900ft elevation above McGregor Point in the West Maui mountains in an area locally referred to as Kaheawa Pastures. In addition to the turbines, the facility includes a operations and maintenance building, a communications system, an electrical substation, and an interconnection to Maui Electric Co.

Photograph courtesy of Kaheawa Wind Power LLC
Posted 10 Jun 2007

 
North Kohala
Location: HI
Operator: Hawi Renewable Development LLC
Configuration: 6 X 660-kW V47
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of EDF Energies Nouvelles
Posted 31 Mar 2007

Pillar Mountain
Location: AK
Operator: Kodiak Electric Association
Configuration: 3 X 1.5 MW SLE
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
Quick facts: Development of this project began in Aug 2005 with wind regime studies. Converters were ordered in May 2007 and construction started in mid-2008. Installation was completed in Jul 2009. Pillar Mountain cost $23.3mn and was built using a combination of federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs), state renewable energy grants and KEA funds. These were the first 1-MW+ WTGs in Alaska.

Photograph courtesy of Kodiak Electric Association
Posted 24 Mar 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Feb-2013

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