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Healy Unit 2 (HCCP)

Healy Unit 2 Update

At the August 28, 2017 GVEA Board meeting, the board of directors authorized staff to move forward with proposed modifications to the Healy Power Plant’s coal feed and fuel transport system that serves Unit 2. The proposed modifications are a result of detailed analysis performed by MillPro LLC, an industry …

An Update on GVEA’s Healy Unit 2 Plant

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, at approx. 7:20 p.m., Healy Unit 2 experienced a fire/explosion in the plant’s coal feed system. The root cause is under investigation. There were no injuries resulting from this event. The plant was in a start-up condition operating on oil. As the pulverized coal system …

Healy Unit 2 Power Plant Suffers Damage

At approx. 7:20pm on Thursday, March 3, GVEA’s Healy Unit 2 suffered damage to the coal feed system due to spontaneous combustion, commonly known in the industry as a “puff.” This also caused a small fire, which the Healy Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to, and was quickly extinguished. There were …

Healy Unit 2 Power Plant Dedicated

Golden Valley Electric Association and local officials held a dedication ceremony yesterday, acknowledging the restart of the Healy Unit 2 Power Plant. Healy Unit 2 will add fifty megawatts of coal-fired power into GVEA’s grid.  Since coal prices have proven to be significantly less volatile over time than oil or …

HCCP air permit approved

We’re excited to announce that the co-op is one step closer to bringing the Healy Clean Coal Plant online. Today, Federal District Judge Beistline approved our joint Consent Decree (think agreement) with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of the …

HCCP clears permitting hurdle

Along with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, we are pleased to have completed negotiating a Consent Decree (agreement) with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Conscent Decree will now go before a federal judge for review. The Consent Decree resolves concerns that the EPA may have had with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation …

Show your support for HCCP

Come show your support for the Healy Clean Coal Plant at tomorrow’s rally. Here are the details: When: The rally begins at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. It should conclude no later than 2:30 p.m. Where: Outside the headquarters of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, at the corner of College …