City of Bethel decides to wait for wind energy
July 8, 2011
by Angela Denning-Barnes for KYUK, July 7, 2011
Many villages near Bethel are pursuing wind energy. However, Bethel’s own pursuits have been hampered by the reluctance of its electric company, Bethel Utilities Corporation, to get involved. The City would need to connect its wind projects into the existing grid, but BUC won’t allow it, saying it would harm their system. So where does the city go from here? That was a question that Bethel city council batted around at their last meeting.