Where the Power Comes From - GVEA's Diverse Power Supply

GenerationFacilities2018wSolar     Aurora Energy       North Pole Expansion Power Plant       North Pole Power Plant       Healy Power Plant       Wind       Delta Power Plant       Natural Gas Generation       Bradley Lake Hydroelectric

1.  Zehnder Power Plant (Fairbanks)

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established in 1972
  • 41 MW Diesel
  • Remotely operated

7.  Delta Power Plant

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established in 1976
  • 27 MW Diesel
  • Remotely operated

2.  Aurora Energy

  • Owned and operated by Aurora Energy
  • GVEA purchases up to 25 MW of power from this coal-fired plant

8.  Natural Gas Generation

  • Purchases made from Railbelt utilities located in the south-central area of Alaska
  • GVEA can purchase up to 70 MW (capacity of Anchorage-to-Fairbanks Intertie)

3.  North Pole Expansion Power Plant
  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established in 2006
  • 60 MW Naphtha (LM 6000 turbine)

9.  Bradley Lake Hydroelectric

  • GVEA owns 17% share
  • Established in 1991
  • 20 MW Hydropower
  • Homer Electric Operates for all Railbelt utilities

4.  North Pole Power Plant

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established in 1976
  • 120 MW Diesel (two 60 MW turbines)

10.  Eva Creek Wind

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established in 2012
  • 12 turbines, with a capacity of nearly 25 MW
  • 33% annual capacity factor

5a.  Healy Unit 1 Power Plant

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established 1967
  • 28 MW Coal

5b.  Healy Unit 2 Power Plant

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established in 2016
  • 50 MW Coal

11.  Solar Farm

  • Owned by GVEA
  • Established October 2018
  • Size: 563 kW Solar PV System
  • Footprint: 3 acres
  • Each of the 1,760 panels will generate 320 watts

6.  Wind in Delta

  • Owned and operated by Alaska Environmental Power
  • GVEA purchases up to 2 MW of power produced from their two turbines located in Delta Junction
 

 

 

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