Alaska’s largest wind farm has incorporated Emerson‘s automated management software. Eva Creek Wind, a nearly 25-MW wind facility came online in Nenana in 2013.

Credit: GVEA

Golden Valley Electric Association contracted Emerson’s services to simplify the management of Eva Creek, providing equipment diagnostics and analytics for forecasting and dispatch. It incorporates Emerson’s Ovation automation platform and OSI monarch software to help utilities achieve a more resilient power grid.

“Emerson is a key collaborator in our goal to increase access to clean energy for our customers in northern Alaska,” said Frank Perkins, GVEA vice president of power supply. “Our investment in a common automation platform helps us efficiently incorporate more renewable energy and minimize our carbon footprint.”

Rural Alaskan communities are on the front line of climate change and as the largest electric utility serving northern Alaska, GVEA and its Eva Creek wind farm supply nearly 25 MW of carbon-free electricity to customers.

“Increased visibility into Eva Creek operations enables GVEA to further safeguard the reliable operation of this critical source of renewable energy for northern Alaska,” said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson’s power and water solutions business. “With Emerson’s comprehensive portfolio of sustainable grid solutions, GVEA is well positioned to optimize operations across its entire power system, from generation to meter.”

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