2019-10-20
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/27644-abb-alaska-usa-microgrid-wind-energy

ABB Tackles Last Frontier

Buckland, Alaska (Image: NANA Archives)Buckland, Alaska (Image: NANA Archives)
ABB microgrid technology is put into use to integrate wind power in remote parts of Alaska to lower costs

Official Press Release ABB:

ABB microgrid technology to integrate wind power in remote parts of Alaska

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ABB microgrid technology to integrate wind power in remote parts of Alaska

Innovative solution to help “Last Frontier” towns to lower costs and optimize the use of renewables for a sustainable future

Deering and Buckland are two small villages in northwestern Alaska, with populations of 200 and 400 mostly indigenous Inupiaq people. For these residents, who rely heavily on fishing and hunting for their subsistence, life above the Arctic Circle is tough. Winter lasts for nine months with temperatures dipping to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The challenge of providing stable, reliable and affordable power has motivated many rural Arctic communities to incorporate increasing amounts of renewable resources to offset the high cost and environmental impact of diesel fuel. But while the flat coastal terrain is well-suited for wind generation, the... ... More: Official Press Release ABB

Keywords:
ABB, Alaska, USA; microgrid, wind energy







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