The Alaska Energy Authority and Nome Joint Utility Systems are constructing a $4.4 million wind farm expansion on Newton Peak outside of Nome. The current system consists of 17 turbines and 1.17MW of power. The expansion consists of 2 EWT 900KW turbines that will create 1.8MW of energy. This will increase total wind power for Nome to approximately 2.97MW.
Construction of the project will be completed summer 2013.