Doyon installs two wind turbines in Deadhorse

Published: Oct. 18, 2023 at 8:51 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Since the 1970s, Alaska’s North Slope has been a center of energy in the state. Now, the region will see a new kind of power being generated.

On Tuesday, October 17, Doyon Limited announced that two wind turbines have been installed on the Doyon Drilling pad, which lies in Deadhorse.

These turbines are 100 kilowatt each and are expected to have more than fourteen hundred kilowatt hours combined each day.

In a press release, Andrew J. Honea, President and General Manager of Doyon Drilling, called the project the first of its kind in the area. “I’m proud that Doyon Drilling is part of this monumental milestone,” he added.

Meanwhile, Doyon, Limited’s Senior Vice President of Administration, Tanya Kaquatosh, said, “The wind turbine project is part of Doyon’s sustainability initiative and aligns directly with our corporate value of long-term sustainability.”

The project has been in the works for the last year and a half.