GVEA Approves Eva Creek Wind Project

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The Golden Valley Electric Association's (GVEA) board of directors has given the Eva Creek wind project a final nod of approval. The cooperative's seven directors voted unanimously in favor of what will be the largest wind project in Alaska, according to the GVEA.

At 24 MW, the project will meet the board's goal of having 20% of the system's peak load generated by renewable resources by 2014. The GVEA's 2010 peak load was 208.1 MW.

The board announced that REpower Systems AG will provide the wind turbines. A balance-of-plant contractor is expected to be selected within the next two weeks.

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