Southcentral Power Project honored
The most fuel-efficient power plant in Alaska has been selected for an award from a trade industry publication. The Southcentral Power Project – a new natural gas-fired power plant jointly owned by Chugach Electric Association and Municipal Light & Power – has been designated one of five 2013 “Top Plants” by POWER magazine. The magazine and its related publications are geared to the power generation market.
The Southcentral Power Project was featured in an article in the September issue of the magazine. The article highlights the plant’s fuel efficiency and economy, as well as its reduced air emissions. The plant uses only about three-fourths of the gas formerly required to make a kilowatt-hour of electricity while dramatically cutting emissions of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides compared to other generating units on the system. The article can be found online at: http://www.powermag.com/southcentral-power-project-anchorage-alaska/
The four other projects to receive Top Plant honors are located in Florida, Jordan, Romania and South Africa.
The 183-megawatt Southcentral Power Project was built on land at Chugach’s headquarters complex near Minnesota Drive and International Airport Road. Chugach took control of the plant on behalf of its utility owners on Jan. 31. The $359 million project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.