Alaska Coop Purchases Clean Coal Plant

Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA), based in Fairbanks, Alaska, recently purchased a 50-MW clean coal project from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, with the help of a $45 million, 30-year loan from the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.  The project, the Healy Unit 2 power plant, will be shored up with an additional $37 million in updates and is estimated to be online in 2015.  GVEA’s president and CEO stated that it would cost more than $300 million to build a plant like the Healy Unit 2 today.  Click here for more about the purchase.  See the Sutherland Coop Team’s September 16, 2013, post for background information on the project.

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