Re: Over the Horizon
By Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray
March 09, 2009
Well, as I said before, we have many more ridges that the wind
blows across than we do lakes that drain into our inland waterways.
Also, we have many more inland waterways that have a lot of tidal
action. Both may be used to generate electricity, and in the
case of wind-power, could be online before the permitting process
for a new expensive dam is even read by the permitting authority.
There are two ridges that come to mind immediately: the long
ridge above the airport, and the ridge that stretches almost
from the Third Ave. bypass to behind Ketchikan Lakes, on the
left side of Lakes Valley looking at town from Tongass Narrows.
Both sites are close to town and power transmission lines. I
can visualize Vertical Axis Wind Powered Electricity Generators
lining both ridges. Ten machines of the ones I am speaking of
would generate approximately 12 MW. The setup time would be minimal
compared to a dam and generator project.
Yours in cheaper, faster, electricity,
Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray
About: " Long time Ketchikan
Resident, off and on since 1952"
Received March 09, 2009 - Published
March 09, 2009
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