Savoonga, Alaska

Savoonga has an outstanding Class 6 wind resource with a mean annual wind speed of 7.16 m/s at the 30 meter level, high wind power density due to cold temperatures, and low turbulence.  In 2009 Alaska Village Electric Cooperative installed two Northern Power Systems 100 kW Northwind 100 (A model) wind turbines slightly west of the met tower site.  These turbines work to offset diesel fuel usage in the powerplant.  In 2012, 15 percent of Savoonga’s electricity was generated by wind power.

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