Eklutna Generation Station, Palmer, Alaska, USA
"In the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, these engines can switch fuels without a hiccup."-Joe Griffith, MEA General Manager
PIONEERS POWERING PALMER AT -40°F / -40°C
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.
Having considered different technology proposals, including gas turbine-based projects, MEA’s consulting engineers decided that Wärtsilä’s 50DF combustion engines offered the best solution for the project. According to MEA General Manager Joe Griffith, “these engines represent a technology of substantial importance to the Railbelt electrical system”.
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