The Alaska Energy Authority’s research into the potential for utility-grade wind power in Sitka may provide an unexpected boon to residents living off the grid: The wind maps the AEA is producing could aid island dwellers in setting up residential turbines. The maps have detailed information on local winds, and are easy to find on the internet.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Oct 8, 2013 | Local News
In the middle of building the most expensive hydro project in the community’s history, the assembly took a few minutes at its last meeting (10-7-13) to look at some comparatively inexpensive energy. It gave the Electric Department the go-ahead to work with the Alaska Energy Authority on a wind power test.