Alaska's first geothermal utility

From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Sunday, April 26, 2009:

Naknek Electric Association, banking on a decade of geothermal research and planning, is preparing to drill an exploration well near King Salmon in a multimillion dollar project with potential to provide power to 28 villages in southwest Alaska.

“We are very excited about the potential geothermal resource and the enormous benefit to our region,” said Donna Vukich, general manager of NEA, which plans to begin drilling this summer, or early fall. The project would be the first utility-grade geothermal development in Alaska.

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