King Cove hydro project keeps costs down, provides heat for school district 

From Margaret Bauman at the Alaska Journal of Commerce: A new boiler installed just weeks ago in the powerhouse in King Cove, on the Alaska Peninsula, is proving golden for a project that has already generated enough waste heat to save the area’s school district thousands of dollars in pricy diesel fuel. It’s the latest addition to the Delta Creek hydroelectric facility, a $5.7 million utility that came online in August 2008 as an alternative to diesel as the sole energy source. The significance of the new boiler is that the city will be able to take what is still a fair amount of surplus hydroelectric power, run it through the electric boiler and produce waste heat for the local school, in addition to waste heat already generated from diesel fuel used when hydro power runs lower in winter months. Read more

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