The federal grant will fund a project to run a 50-mile undersea cable through Cook Inlet, to better connect Railbelt utilities and improve access to renewable sources.
An Eielson Air Force Base program calls fora microreactor at the base that would generate up to 5 megawatts of power.
Several area fire departments responded to fires that started when trees pulled down power lines.
Much of Interior Alaska is still dealing with a Christmas storm that dumped snow and rain across the region.
The reactor would be contained in a structure that’s about the size of a conex shipping container
The new charging station can charge an EV battery in about an hour.
Efforts are underway to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations along the Railbelt that developers hope could connect the Kenai Peninsula to Fairbanks.
Golden Valley Electric Association is studying a proposal by a Fairbanks developer who wants to build a new facility that would bring more wind power to the city and surrounding areas.
The wildfire damaged transmission lines that carry power from a major hydroelectric dam near Homer, officials said. And it could be months before the lines are fixed.
Lawyers representing the Delta Wind Farm are asking state regulators to deny a tariff filed by Golden Valley Electric Association that argues the utility should not be required to buy more power from the wind farm.