Clean Energy Headed to Yerrick Creek

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by Marissa Silver

Anchorage, AK - Clean affordable energy is on it's way to the Upper Tanana Region. 

4.9 million kilowatt hours of clean energy are anticipated for the area thanks to the Yerrick Creek hydropower project.
 
The project will replace 375,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year.
 
"The biggest impact will be relieving us from fossil fuel, our grid now in Tok is a very small grid, we're not interconnected to Fairbanks or Glennallen, we're isolated out here and we're totally on diesel at this point, we're spending almost three million a year to provide power and energy here in the Tok area," said Dave Stancliff who works in Public Relations for Alaska Power and Telephone.
 
The total cost of the project is estimated to be 15 million dollars and will benefit Tok...Tanacross...Tetlin and Dot Lake.