Mat-Su College Forum: Small Hydro Power in Alaska
Mat-Su College Public Square Renewable Energy Lecture Series: Small Hydro Power in Alaska – Earle Ausman of Polar Consult
Building: FSM 204-206 7:00-8:30PM at Matanuska-Susitna College – Mile 2 Trunk Road, Palmer
Earle Ausman will discuss micro hydro in Alaska. Information will be provided on site selection and optimization, water flow measurements, pipelines, turbine-generators, control systems and transmission, and a brief mention of permitting and costs. Illustrations of small hydro systems now operating in Alaska will be shown. Additional sources of information for hydro will be provided as well.
Earle Ausman has been working on hydro systems since 1961. He is currently President of Polarconsult Alaska Inc., whose small hydro projects included: Fishhook, 2MW; Southfork, 1.2 MW; Glacier Fork, 70 MW; Lace 6, MW; Fourth of July Creek, 4MW; Atka, 275 kW; as well as 7 other small plants. PCA owns and operates the 100 kW McRoberts Creek project, which sells power to MEA.