Summit Power says 17.6-MW Alaska wind farm now operational
Oct 10, 2012 - US power plant developer Summit Power Group today said the 17.6-MW Fire Island wind project in Anchorage, Alaska had started commercial operations.
The 11-turbine facility, located on Fire Island in Cook Inlet, has been developed by Seattle-based Summit Power and Alaska native corporation Cook Inlet Region Inc (CIRI), the owner of the project. The electricity generated will be sold to Alaska utility Chugach Electric Association. The wind farm is expected to produce enough power for about 6,000 homes and supply 4% of Chugach's electricity.
According to the announcement, the project is currently the largest operational wind facility in the state. It is owned and operated by CIRI through a wholly owned subsidiary called Fire Island Wind LLC.