Wind Feasibility and Conceptual Design Projects
Granted by Alaska Energy Authority, AVEC is collecting and analyzing wind data to examine the potential for wind energy production and wind-to-heat generation for community buildings in the following villages:
- Pilot Station – AVEC acquired a ZX300 LIDAR unit for this project and the unit started collecting wind data on April 13, 2023. The study is expected to be completed in 2024.
- Shaktoolik – we are installing a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) which will dramatically increase the wind energy to be used and allow diesels off operation.
- Kalskag – this feasibility study will examine the potential for wind energy production with efforts to include an alternatives evaluation and conceptual design that could be used to seek future wind turbine construction funding. The study is expected to be completed in 2025.
- Kotlik – this project includes partnering funds with Shishmaref Wind to utilize the ZX300 LIDAR unit. The unit has been collecting data since May 2023 and is expected to be completed in 2024.