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  • Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Public Comment on Fort Wainwright Power Plant Upgrades Closes Feb. 22

Fort Wainwright officials are requesting public comments on proposals to replace or upgrade the post’s old coal-fired heat and power plant.

Public comments may be submitted up until Feb. 22 on the draft Environmental Impact Statement that describes ongoing problems with the 20-megawatt plant that’s been operating for 65 years. The 462-page document also outlines four proposed solutions to the problem, which range in cost from $117 million to $687 million.

Find more information on how to provide public comment in this piece originally aired by KUAC in December, 2020.


After 65 years of operation, Fort Wainwright's heat and power plant is losing efficiency, partly in an effort to reduce its emissions. Credit KUAC file photo.