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  • Monday, June 16, 2014
  • AHERC at Work: Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site Update

Project Description:

AHERC’s Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site just outside of Nenana, Alaska, is playing host to a dramatic build out in the summer season of 2014.  The site is being upgraded with office facilities in the form of ATCO trailer units, power has been run to the location and a barge will be onsite to give hydrokinetic devices a platform on which to be tested in the river.  This effort is all taking place to support a busy testing season which will feature AHERC’s prototype debris diversion system and a hydrokinetic device owned by Oceana Energy Company being deployed into the Tanana River.

Project Update:

Ramp up preparations continued last week for this year’s testing season at AHERC’s Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site.

On Monday researchers were at the site working with local Nenana residents to deploy AHERC’s mooring buoy in the Tanana River.  The buoy will provide an anchor point for equipment testing throughout the summer.

Photo: Working with Inland Barge Service, based out of Nenana, AHERC researchers deployed their mooring buoy in the Tanana River last week.  Photo courtesy JSchmid, ACEP/UAF.