GVEA partners with BP in Gas Deal

Golden valley electric announced yesterday afternoon that they have entered into a natural gas supply contract with BP Exploration Alaska.
Golden valley officials say the deal will meet their needs for electrical generation, allowing them to convert the North Pole Power Plant to burn natural gas, displacing expensive oil–fired generation.

They say it also allows for the expansion of a natural gas distribution infrastructure in the Interior.

Providing the project stays on track, natural gas is expected in the Interior by 2015.