At yesterday afternoon's Matanuska Electrical Association board meeting, MEA Ratepayers' Alliance President Tim Leach invited the board, MEA employees and the general public to attend a lecture on Sunday April 25th, at 7:00 p.m, at Mat-Su College.
Gwen Holdman, from the Chena Hot Springs Renewable Energy Center will be giving a talk on what has been learned so far from the geothermal power project up at the hot spring resort outside of Fairbanks.
I can't stress enough how important this project is to the future of Alaska. I've been trying to learn more about the untapped geothermal potential in the areas just to the west and northwest of the Chuitna coalfields on the west side of Cook Inlet. For the amount of money that will go into setting up the strip mines, developing the mine infrastructure, and erecting a coal export road and shipping facility, it seems to me that access could be gained to the incredibly rich geothermal areas in the Aleutian Range, a few miles inland from the fields.
More on this soon.
It appears that Janet Kincaid and Peter Burchell have passed their MEA drug tests. Sheesh, I was so worried.
image of the Chena Hot Springs geothermal power plant