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UAF power plant nearing completion

By District Energy posted 08-30-2018 00:00


Erin McGroarty, Daily News-Miner

Instead of cutting a red ribbon or scooping dirt with a golden shovel, dignitaries flipped a ceremonial switch Wednesday afternoon to usher in nearly-complete combined heat and power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF followed the brief ceremony with tours of the facility. From left to right: UA President Jim Johnson, Usibelli Coal Mine President Joe Usibeli Jr., Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly, UAF Chancellor Daniel White and UAF senior project manager Mike Ruckhaus. Aug 30, 2018. (Robin Wood/News-Miner)


FAIRBANKS — Construction on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Combined Heat and Power Plant is almost done, according to project manager Mike Ruckhaus. 

“We’ve had reliable heat and power at UAF for decades and this is really needed to replace our aging equipment so we can guarantee heat and power for the university into the future.”

Ruckhaus has been working on the power plant project since the idea first gained traction in 1998. 

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