Alaska city government postpones decision on local wind project

04/14/2011 | Greenwich Time (Conn.)

The Assembly of Anchorage, Alaska, postponed a vote Tuesday on whether to approve the Cook Inlet Region Inc. wind project, opting to form a body to study the dialogue between the company and utility firm Municipal Light and Power. CIRI and the city's utility firm disagree on the price of Fire Island wind-project energy that the city would buy from the firm. The offered power rate is insufficient, said Ethan Schutt, a senior vice president at CIRI, and a requirement to provide estimated daily wind-power generation is impossible.

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