One of the highest costs for any business in Alaska is energy. People have found many methods to reduce energy costs including solar arrays, geothermal, wind farms, and other sources of renewable energy. In addition to these sustainable energy options Alaska Business also covers traditional fuel topics such as diesel power and energy efficiency.
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In mid-October, Crowley Fuels completed an extensive renovation project of its Kotzebue fuel and cargo dock, expanding the dock by 30 feet, adding safety features, and fortifying it against the elements.
“We are pleased to see the positive results of the consolidation of the utilities start to materialize for our members,” says Chugach CEO Lee Thibert.
The Yanmar Combined Heat and Power system will produce the senior community’s electricity from natural gas it is burning for heat.
Developing geothermal resources underneath Mount Spurr would be in the best interest of the state, which should approve permits for such development, says Tom Stokes, director of the state Division of Oil and Gas.
A typical MEA member, consuming about 641 kWh per month of electricity, will see their overall bill decrease by about $3.08 or 2.2 percent.
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The arrival of COVID-19 last March changed the way Alaskans live. Hand sanitizer and face masks became must-have items when leaving home, and phrases like “hunker down” and “social distance” became part of our daily lexicon.