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Eklutna Generation Station Palmer

Alaska, USA

171 MW

"In the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, these engines can switch fuels without a hiccup.”

- Joe Griffith, MEA General Manager 



Palmer, a town some 40 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, recently showcased the pioneering spirit of its namesake entrepreneurial founder George W. Palmer, as the cooperative utility headquartered there, Matanuska Electric Association (MEA), departed from conventional practice and decided to build its own power plant. For its clients in the Alaskan Railbelt this meant greatly reducing the costs of its supplied energy. The partner of choice for such an endeavour, providing the engineering, generating equipment and auxiliary appliances of the power plant, was Wärtsilä.

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Main data

   Customer   Matanuska Electric Association (Utility)
   Type   Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel power plant
   Operating mode   Flexible baseload
   Gensets   10 x Wärtsilä 18V50DF
   Total output   171 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas & LFO
   Scope   Engineering & equipment (EEQ)
   Delivered   2014

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Contact info

If you want to know more about the Kiisa project, please contact

Timo Mahlanen
Business Development Manager
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+358 40 500 0536

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