Monday, April 26, 2010

Alaska Congressman Don Young in favour of a connection to the grid

This is a story from the Wrangell Sentinel and came over my desktop via A. John Robertson of the 54-40 Discourse.

I am very happy to see interest from parts of Alaska in the idea of connecting the the Western Interconnect via BC.   The larger an area connected to the grid, the more consistent the whole grid is.   Alaska also offers some interesting opportunities for green power production.  Short term there is more benefit for Alaska as they will be able to import much cheaper power from BC and be able to switch off the existing diesel generators.

All in all, the interest from Alaska says to me that the Highway #37 line that is proposed is too small and is not going far enough.

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