Geothermal Energy Project Continues Project in Akutan
November 8, 2010
By Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB –Unalaska: The City of Akutan continues to make progress on its geothermal energy project. For more than a year, the city has been working to turn the island’s hot springs into a renewable energy resource. This summer, two exploratory wells have been drilled 1,500 feet into the earth, at a site about three miles away from the town in Hot Spring Valley Bay. According to program manager Ray Mann, the results have been promising. Geologists have measured temperatures of about 360 degrees in the wells – hot enough to move forward with the project.
Last week, Mann traveled to California to address the Geothermal Resources Council and talk about where the project stands and where it’s going. Hear the full story here