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Industrial PowerSource Magazine
Vol. 2, 2016 Off the Grid in Alaska
Power for Remote Alaskan Villages
Because of its low population density, rural Alaska is a patchwork of unconnected grids. As a result, most communities with populations below 300 depend on John Deere–powered generator sets as their prime source of electricity. The Alaska Energy Authority reports that nearly 1,000 John Deere–powered prime-power generator sets now supply electricity to rural communities, such as the Chenega, pictured on our cover. Marsh Creek Energy Systems of Anchorage is credited for supplying generator sets to many Alaskan communities like Chenega, as well as pump stations along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
Read more on page 8.
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