Alaska's Golden Valley Electric Co-Op denies a proposal by DWF to connect a new 13.5 megawatt ("MW") wind facility arguing, among other things, that the cost of interconnection would be higher than the benefits of the project.A letter with supporting evidence was submitted to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. A portion of the letter appears below. The full document can be accessed by clicking the links on this page.
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The Alaska Energy Authority estimates that a Watana hydro project could generate power for about 6 cents per kilowatt hour, but that assumes that construction costs would be $5 billion or less, and that the state would pay for half of that. Without the state subsidy, Watana power would cost more than 10 cents per kilowatt hour.