GVEA named Wind Cooperative of the Year
Fairbanks’ local electric cooperative was named Wind Cooperative of the Year in the category of distribution cooperatives on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The award was presented at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference on February 21.
This 12th annual award recognizes electric cooperatives that demonstrate leadership in moving wind power forward in the United States. GVEA was selected based on the following project criteria:
- Project creativity
- Extreme construction challenges
- Benefits to Golden Valley’s members
Eva Creek Wind was online and fully commissioned on December 31, 2012. With 12 turbines and a capacity of nearly 25-megawatts, Eva Creek Wind is the largest wind project in Alaska. For output statistics, visit http://gvea.com/energy/evacreek/output.