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Report recommends realignment of Railbelt utilities

...economic feasibility of some renewable energy projects, including Cook Inlet Region Inc.'s planned expansion of its Fire Island Wind project outside of Anchorage. The issue has been one of contention for small power producers in the state.Gillespie...
Midwest utlity offers proposal to shore up Railbelt grid

...Cook Inlet Region Inc. could not make Phase 2 of its Fire Island Wind project viable, according to company representatives. The added tariffs did not make purchasing Fire Island Wind power feasible for Golden Valley Electric Association...
Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...Plans to add turbines to the Fire Island Wind project were suspended this...wind turbines to Anchorage's Fire Island. That happened after Alaska Railbelt...following two years of negotiations.Fire Island Wind, a subsidiary of CIRI, had...
Prison program offers inmates skills for outside success

...that led me to a group of friends that led me to another group of friends," she said.She secured her present job at Fire Island Bakeshop while still playing in the prison orchestra."Part of it was luck, and part of it was choices," she said...
Breaking the silence: Sharing the journey of growing up Dena'ina of the Kenai River with a salmon. "I didn't go to fish camp, I didn't get to help pull in the net like at Fire Island," he said. "No, we went fishing like everybody else on the Kenai River, so here I am proudly displaying my first...
Report: uptick in construction spending expected

...Chugach Electric Association and Anchorage Municipal Light and Power is among projects noted. Cook Inlet Region Inc.'s Fire Island wind farm, which is scaling down its proposal to appeal to hesitant utilities, is also given mention. Also noted...
Tidal gains ground: HEA partners with ocean power outfit

...Renewable Power has a turbine in the water in Maine, and has done prior environmental studies in the Cook Inlet near Fire Island. Molly Dischner can be reached at
Utilities look to renewables as natural gas dwindles

...but Cook Inlet Region Inc.'s planned $160 million Fire Island wind project and CIRI's difficulties in securing power...Southcentral and Interior Alaska, Rose said. There is the Fire Island wind project and also a potential geothermal resource...
Utilities beef up energy systems

...2012. Likewise, the new Southcentral Power Plant and Fire Island wind projects will be on-line in 2012. Those will...spokesman Phil Steyer told the Anchorage chamber. The Fire Island wind project will also result in reduced gas use, about...
At the energy crossroads: It's time to move on, blaze a new trail into Alaska's future that will prove tempting to natural gas producers. The Railbelt also needs to pursue renewable energy: wind on Fire Island, geothermal on Mount Spurr, and hydroelectric in Knik Arm and Lake Chakachamna. The technology for these renewables...


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