natural gas as a complement or substitute to
diesel. This depends upon local circumstances.
Biomass also remains an option, but tends to be
both capital and labor intensive.” Biomass can
be a more expensive option because the initial
ATV and several turbines at Kongiganak.
Photo by Amanda Byrd,
Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Fuel tank farms at Kongiganak.
Wind turbine on Fire Island, three miles off the coast of Anchorage.
Image courtesy of CIRI
Photo by Amanda Byrd, Alaska
Center for Energy and Power
“Alaska seems to be emerging
as a technology leader relating
to hybrid energy. There are
several recent events that
have shown we are emerging
as important innovators.
We are trying to foster best
practices for knowledge
transfer, based on the Alaska
experience, through the newly
developed Arctic Remote
Director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power