RCA Approves Fire Island Wind Project

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska approves the fire island power purchase agreement.

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by Megan Mazurek

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska approves the fire island power purchase agreement.
The fire island wind project is moving forward and expects to be harnessing the power of wind by the end of 2012 with the goal of providing stabilized pricing for power for a 25 year term.
According to officials, the power costs won't increase over time,so consumers will be protected by the spikes in the price of natural gas.
"We think it's important to diversify the fuel mix here in south central alaska, said Steve Clearly. "As does the legislature and the governor who has expressed their goal of having 50% renewable energy by 2025."
16 turbines will deliver power from fire island across an under sea cable to alaska's mainland by the end of next year.

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