Alaska’s Clear Air Force Station recently underwent a modernization of its power supply, switching to utility power from an aging coal-fired plant.
Pacific Power Group (PPG), a provider of onsite power solutions, supplied the Air Force station with an MTU Onsite Energy 1,250-kWe generator set and switchgear to facilitate the station’s switch to regular utility power.
The genset is packaged in an Arctic-rated, insulated steel enclosure with sub-base fuel tank, ensuring the station’s power supply is prepared for extreme Alaskan weather conditions.
“In the event of an emergency or power outage, the power generation system our team supplied will keep Clear Air Force Station operating smoothly and allow our service men and women to continue their critical mission,” said Travis Coffey, Pacific Power Group power generation director. “The dependable MTU generator sets are vital to the functioning of the base.”
Delivery of the genset occurred in summer 2015 and additional equipment was supplied in the following months.
The project is expected to save the Air Force about $2.6 million in fiscal 2016 and $1.9 million each year after.