Fire Island Wind is a commercial-scale wind project consisting of 11 GE XLE 1.6 MW wind turbine generators. The project has the capacity to generate 17.6 MW of power and supplies approximately 50,000 MWh of power to Chugach Electric Association annually. The project began delivering clean, renewable energy in the fall of 2012.
CIRI collaborated with nearly 100 local businesses during development and construction. Fire Island Wind is a testament to the ability of CIRI to develop, manage and operate large-scale projects, on-time and on-budget, that benefit its shareholders, the region and the state of Alaska.
The project’s benefits:
- Capacity to power approximately 7,000 homes
- Eliminates up to 500 million cubic feet of natural gas consumption annually
- Diversifies Southcentral Alaska’s power generation resources
- Long-term power purchase agreement improves power price stability
- Capacity to expand in the future
- Significant private investment in the Railbelt