Cordova Alaska Case Study: A Hybrid Microgrid for One of the World's Toughest Terrains
Series: Destination 2050: Achieving Zero Carbon and Reliability
Cordova, Alaska is a remote community that can be reached only by plane or boat, and is not connected to major electric transmission lines or highways. Since 2015, it has experienced 7.0 earthquakes, a volcanic eruption and super storms with winds that topped 100 miles/hour. It has also felt the impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) established a hybrid microgrid in partnership with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, that has enabled the adoption of renewable power from two new hydroelectric projects, plus a grid scale ESS and advanced BESS. Learn how Cordova has reduced its reliance on diesel by 25%, and is saving 40,000 – 50,000 gallons of diesel annually.