Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Alaska
Anchorage Regional Landfill
Location: AK
Operator: Doyon Utilities LLC
Configuration: 4 X 3.25-MW J420 engines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: LFG, natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Western Energy Systems
Quick Facts: Development of this project started in 2004. It was constructed by a partnership of Doyon Utilities, Anchorage Municipality and Joint-Base Elmendorf Richardson. The total cost was $26mn.

Photograph courtesy of alaskapublic.org
Posted 9 Feb 2013

Dutch Harbor
Location: AK
Operator: Unalaska Public Utilities
Configuration: 6.5 MW in 9 engines
Operation: 1985-1994
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: Unalaska is on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Chain 800mi southwest of Anchorage.

Photograph courtesy of Unalaska Public Utilities
Posted 11 Feb 2006

Eklunta
Location: AK
Operator: Matanuska Electric Association
Configuration: 10 X 17-MW 18V50DFengines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, Burns & McDonnel, Haskell Corp, Roger Hickel Contracting Inc, Alcan Electrical & Engineering Inc
Quick Facts: This new facility was built on a 70ac parcel adjacent to the old Eklutna power plant, which operated until the 1940s. MEA purchased the property from Eklutna Inc.in 2009.The location is on the east side of the Glenn Highway. Stanley Consultants  was owner's engineer. In Mar 2012, MEA approved a $100mn equipment and service contract with Wartsila. In Jun 2012, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp approved a $250mn loan for the project. Ground-breaking on the DPP project was 26 Jun 2012. and testing began in Dec 2014, about 3mo behind schedule. It cost an estimated $324mn

Photograph courtesy of Roger Hickel Contracting Inc
Posted 25 Apr 2015

Gambell
Location: AK
Operator: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 4 X 250-kW engines
Operation: 1985 (ret)
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: AVEC's service area is the largest in the world for a retail electric cooperative serving 55 villages stretching from Kivalina in the north to Old Harbor on Kodiak Island in the south, and from Gambell on St. Lawrence Island in the Bergin Sea to Minto in the east. Gambell is 200mi southwest of Nome 36mi from the Chukotsk Peninsula, Siberia. The old Gambell plant was destroyed by fire in August 1985.

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Posted 9 Feb 2013

Gambell New
Location: AK
Operator: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 4 X 457-kW engines CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: The Gambell New power station was commissioned in fall 2006. Partial funding was from the Denali Commission.

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Posted 9 Feb 2013

Huslia
Location: AK
Operator: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 2 X 207-kW, 1 X 197 kW engines
Operation: 1969-1987
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, Kato
Quick Facts: Huslia is on the north bank of the Koyukuk River 290mi west of Fairbanks. It lies within the Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge. Record temperatures have been recorded from -65F to above 90F.

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Posted 9 Feb 2013

 
Noorvik
Location: AK
Operator: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 1 X 175-kW, 2 X 350 kW engines
Operation: 1983-1984
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar, Kato
Quick facts: Noorvik is on the right bank of the Nazuruk Channel of the Kobuk River, 45mi east of Kotzebue.

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Posted 9 Feb 2013

Russian Mission
Location: AK
Operator: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 1 X 142 kW, 1 X 148 kW, 1 X 123 kW
Operation: 1986-1996
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Cummins, Kato
Quick Facts: Russian Mission is on the west bank of the Yukon River in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, 376mi west of Anchorage. The first Russian American Company fur trading post on the Yukon River was established here in 1837.

Photograph courtesy of Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Inc
Posted 9 Feb 2013

Abbreviations

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

Updated 25-Apr-2015

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