Energy co-op drills geothermal test well in King Salmon
July 10, 2010
By Lori Tipton at KTUU-TV: Exploratory drilling is under way in King Salmon to determine the potential for geothermal energy. The Naknek Electric Association, an energy co-op, is testing a geothermal well to see if developing the renewable resource is feasible. The geothermal project’s test well took more than 10 years to come together, at a cost of more than $20 million. If it proves to be successful, the association could provide affordable renewable energy to communities and villages across Bristol Bay.
“It’s a new industry for an electric co-op,” said Donna Vukich, the association’s general manager.
“It’s the first well out here, so we’re just trying to take all the information in,” said the association’s Stanley Burton. Read more