- ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After more than a decade of planning, the Cook Inlet Region wind project for Fire Island is close to powering up. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports (http://bit.ly/Ni0OpR) that construction on the foundations of 11 wind turbines is all but finished. The next step will be installing the towers, which are waiting to be barged from Anchorage to Fire Island. Tower and turbine components will be barged from Anchorage to Fire Island in the first week of July. The barge will travel at high tide and then offload at low tide. More than two-thirds of the contractors working on the project are Alaskan companies. The turbines are expected to supply 48,500 megawatt-hours annually, or enough to power 6,000 homes. The farm is expected to be completed between August and September.
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