Wind turbines spin in Buckland

On August 7, 2015, the people of Buckland welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE), Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB), Kotzebue Electric Authority (KEA), Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), and NANA to their community for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Buckland wind turbines.

“Many years of planning and collecting data has brought us to this point” said Dean Westlake, NANA’s director of Village Economic Development. “This project shows that when regional organizations partner with villages, great things can happen”.

KEA will be overseeing regular operation and maintenance of the turbines.