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Village awarded federal grant for river turbine design

Ocean Renewable Power Company's RivGen® Power System ready for installation in 2015 on the Kvichak River in Igiugig, Alaska. (Image courtesy of ORPC)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A quest by a southwest Alaska village to use clean energy to replace power generated by expensive diesel fuel will get a boost from the U.S. Department of Energy. The department has awarded the village of Igiugig a $393,500 grant to advance the design of river turbines that were tested successfully the last two summers. The ...

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