Alaska wind farm gains 17 MW

Summit Power Group has added approximately 17.6 MW to its 1,000 MW Fire Island Wind Project, which has now achieved commercial operation in Cook Inlet, three miles west of Anchorage, Alaska. The Fire Island Wind Project, developed with the project owner, Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), is the largest wind project currently on-line in the state.

The project, jointly developed by CIRI and Summit Power, is owned and operated by Fire Island Wind
LLC (FIW), a wholly owned subsidiary of CIRI. Chugach Electric Association (CEA), the largest electric utility in Alaska, will buy the power from the project. The Fire Island Wind Project is Alaska’s first major power project owned by an independent power producer.

Eleven turbines with 17.6 MW capacity are now complete and operating.

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