Alaska processing plant powered by wind

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 14, 2010

Pacific Seafood on Wednesday announced that it partnered with the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) to power a seafood processing plant in Kodiak, Alaska, with renewable energy.

Pacific-owned Island Seafoods' salmon processing plant is now powered 100 percent by wind-generated energy.

KEA installed Alaska's first utility-scale wind turbines in July 2009. These three turbines produce approximately 9 percent of Kodiak's electricity, which has significantly reduced the community's reliance on diesel power and is saving millions of dollars in fuel costs.

"We have achieved Marine Stewardship Council certification for our salmon fisheries, and the addition of the renewable energy component from the wind turbines will allow us to further the Pacific Advantage, Pacific Seafood's commitment to sustainability," said John Whiddon, Island Seafoods' general manager.

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