Delta Wind Farm Adds New Turbine

FAIRBANKS- The operator of a wind farm near Delta Junction says a 10th turbine was installed, which gives them the capability to fully power Delta Junction with renewable energy. The managing partner for Alaska Environmental Power, Mike Craft, says he would like the wind farm to grow bigger because it would have a positive impact on the economy. However, if they produce more electricity they can't sell it anywhere. Recently, he filed an informal complaint with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska against GVEA. He believes the wind farm can produce 10 times more power, and he wants GVEA to distribute it. The local electric utility says it will cost consumers more money to support the Craft’s project. Despite the conflict, Craft is enthusiastic about the new turbine.