New Koliganek Village Council flipped the switch on their new community power plant November 2, 2018. The power plant is equipped with reliable and efficient engines that also provide substantial recovered heat to serve the School and Clinic. Additionally, the project includes the installation of 15 new LED street lights for improved public safety.
GSE provided mechanical and electrical design, as well as construction administration, for the project. Additionally, GSE supported the Council’s efforts to seek innovative bridge financing from Alaska Energy Authority’s Power Project Loan Fund. Read more about GSE’s effort in Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference’s newsletter.
Project construction was funded by a grant from the USDA Rural Utilities Services High Energy Cost Grant Program, which targets energy cost reduction in areas with extremely high household energy costs (275% of the national average or higher). Alaska Energy Authority provided engine-generators and switchgear as in-kind match funding on behalf of the Council.